Ultra-fast PCR amplification for a 5 minute Chlamydia point of care test

Project: Research project

Project Details


Recent advances in thermal cycling technology have enabled PCR kinetics to be accelerated so it is now possible to amplify targets in less than one minute. To date, however, no device suitable for a clinical setting has been developed. The goal of this project is to develop an ultra-fast qPCR analyzer and cassette that detects Chlamydia trachomatis isolated from clinical specimens in five minutes.
Effective start/end date4/4/161/11/17


  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (133055 // 5U54EB007958)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (133055 // 5U54EB007958)


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