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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140104006 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140104006]

Researchers Prof Matt Trau; Dr Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky;

Brief description Recent investigations have discovered a tuneable electro-hydrodynamic force which drives lateral fluid motion within a few nanometers of an electrode surface. Because the magnitude of this fluid shear force can be tuned externally (for example, via the application of an AC electric field), it provides a new capability to physically displace weakly (non-specifically) bound cellular and molecular analytes. By performing research to further understand and develop this tuneable effect, this project aims to build and test a new platform technology to enable highly efficient capture and specific detection of low concentration pathogenic molecules and circulating tumour cells (CTCs).

Funding Amount 333000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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