Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Hassnain Qasim BokhariASABUndergraduateFourthqasimhassnain@gmail.com
1Omar ZebSEECSMS/M.PhilFirstomar_zeb@hotmail.com
1Muhammad AltafSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemaltaf@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Chromatography, Microfluidics

Idea Details

Idea Name: Easy Detect
Slogan: Finding Disease is now Easy
Supervisor Name: Dr Hussnain Janjua
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: +92-51-9085-6149
Email ID: janjua.hussnain@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Easy Detect is paper based detection system which will provide inexpensive point of care testing for pathogenic diseases. The detection system will be complemented with a system to report an epidemic.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Pakistan ranks 149 in United Nations Health Goals. Absence of hospitals in rural areas, expensive nature of tests, slow and false diagnosis have lead to more than 40% of deaths. Easy detect provides a precise, cheap and rapid method for detection of disease.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   EasyDetect is point of care device which can be used by hospitals, laboratories, and patients themselves for bedside diagnosis of a disease. In an ever increasing economy, it provides affordable testing. Moreover, the reporting system will help public health organizations to keep track of outbreaks.
How will the solution works
    Easy Detect utilizes the size dependent optical properties of nanoparticles, lateral flow chromatographic assay and the ability of pathogen biomarkers to bind with specific antibodies, to develop a colorimetric method for disease detection. Image processing can then be used to translate the colorimetric detection into data which can report cases and highlight an incidence of an outbreak.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Locally, there are no competitors. Hospitals and Labs use expensive and bulky equipment which require technical expertise to work for the diagnosis of device. Our solution provides a novel inexpensive, rapid and portable system for diagnosis.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2350)