Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Ifrah ZahidASABMastersSecondiffi.zahid1995@gmail.com
1Ramsha SultanASABMastersSecondramsha_sultan94@hotmail.com

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Marketing, Business Plan

Idea Details

Idea Name: Nano-optics
Slogan: see it to believe it!
Supervisor Name: Shahrukh Abbas
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: 03355449622
Email ID: shahrukh.abbas2@gmail.com
Abstract:
    The design of our device ensures that we get a timely diagnosis of the genetic disorder, cystic fibrosis, as the results will be visual. This will allow point of care testing (POCT).
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Cystic fibrosis(CF) is an under-diagnosed disorder and the tedious lab experiments make it more difficult, our device will ensure we get results right away. In pakistan, there is a 1 in 10.000 chance of a baby being born with CF, we can ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of patients
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   About 70,000 people around the world are living with CF and the number keeps on growing each year. Our device will ensure their timely diagnosis and then treatment.
How will the solution works
    We will use graphene oxide as a optical-biosensor. Graphene oxide produces florescence which will be quenched by the high chloride concentration in the sweat of the patient, giving us visual results.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis relies on laboratory tests which are very tedious. And the sweat-collection system already being done is prone to many manual errors, our device will eliminate these collection errors and provide results right away.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-16 (0004)