Project Details


The overall aim of the work is to develop an easy-to-use device for the combined isolation, enrichment and detection of ovarian cancer-specific exosomes from patient blood samples. Our preliminary results confirm suitability of nano-engineered membranes for precise size-sorting and their promise for exosome isolation. In the next phase of the project, we focus on confirming that the nano-engineered membranes can also precisely isolate and size-sort exosomes.
These results will be used to apply for further funding to integrate the membranes into a screening microfluidic chip housing a fluorescence detection module for the early detection of ovarian cancer.
Short title£1,200
Effective start/end date13/01/2013/06/20