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Collaboration with Twist Dx

TwistDx Ltd, based in Cambridge UK, has developed an isothermal DNA amplification technology, Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA), which offers PCR-like sensitivity within 10 minutes of reaction time. RPA is easy to operate using pre-formulated stable reagents, needs minimal sample processing and requires no thermocycler. RPA products can be detected by methods including electrophoresis, lateral flow strips or real-time fluorescence.

Phones, drones, and disease; i-sense presents at a workshop at the University of Hong Kong

On 17 and 18 May 2018, i-sense members Dr Val Turbé (McKendry group at UCL) and Professor Rosanna Peeling from LSHTM were invited to take part in the ‘Phones, Drones and Disease’ workshop, organised by the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore how digital networks are reconfiguring health, who benefits from these new technologies, who pays for them and what kinds of resistance and countervailing effects are these technologies producing.

Harnessing video technology and paper microfluidics to measure protein binding affinities

Measuring the binding affinity between the building block of life - proteins - lies at the heart of biochemistry, disease diagnostics, and drug discovery. However, despite widespread demand and potential applications, common methods rely on expensive laboratory-based equipment, such as surface plasmon resonance and interferometry.

Flagship 1 attend the 1st International Conference on Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in Addis

Dr Noah Fongwen, a member of Professor Rosanna Peeling's team within i-sense Flagship 1, was invited for a policy talk on diagnostic priorities for the implementation of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Africa during the 1st International Conference on Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID).

Dr Fongwen’s abstract was among the 12 accepted (out of 96) for oral presentation during plenary sessions at the ICREID.

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