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Low-cost Label-free Image Cytometer based on Quantitative Phase Microscopy

Project Quick Facts

Principal Investigator

  • Prof. ZHOU Renjie

    Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Funding Sources

    Innovation and Technology Commission

  • Collaboration

    Bay Jay Ray Technology Limited

  • Patent

    1 US patent application

    1 China patent application

Currently used flow cytometers involve chemical staining, antibody targeting, and other treatments of the samples by experts. Therefore, the cost of the systems is inherently high, not to mention the systems require well trained users to operate. Our low-cost cytometer provides a turn-key solution to provide cell analysis results in minutes, which can potentially be more easily adopted by users. The system will require very simple sample preparation and the operation will be fully automated, that will be enabled by integrating advanced microfluidic device technologies and machine learning technologies.

Physical appearance of the device
Schematic representation of the system

Uniqueness and Competitive Advantages:

  • Innovative portable quantitative phase microscope technology
  • Novel microfluidic device technology
  • New deep learning method for cell phenotyping
  • Low-cost production
  • Label-free method
  • High-throughput analysis
Cell imaging demonstration
Classification results based on phase images

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