mobile microrobot

An Automated Microrobotic Platform for Rapid Detection of C. diff Toxins

Author(s): Lidong Yang, Yabin Zhang, Qianqian Wang, Li Zhang
An Automated Microrobotic Platform for Rapid Detection of C. diff Toxins 170 177 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is a serious public health threat, and early diagnosis of this toxin-mediated disease is important. This paper presents a fluorescence imaging-integrated microrobotic system and related methods for automated and rapid detection of C. diff toxins. The automated mobile detection process finishes within 20 minutes, and then qualitative and semi-quantitative results are immediately given. This process is at least 8 times shorter than that of the conventional ELISA. The proposed microrobotic platform offers an automated, rapid and low-cost C. diff toxin detection technique that has good competency for future clinical use. read more