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Optimizing Filtration and Preservation of Epithelial Cells from Urine

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Design Award

  • Design Excellence Award Honorable Mention

Project Overview

Collection of patient specific cells is a task that often involves painful blood draw, skin puncture, or other clinical techniques. In order to streamline the process of cell collection from patient to laboratories, it is necessary to create a method for easily collection of epithelial cells. Our goal for this project is to fabricate an easy-to-use, at home urine collection device that serves to separate renal epithelial cells from urine. In addition to filtrating epithelial cells from urine, we must develop a kit that can maintain cell viability for at least 24 hours.

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Susanna Kwok, Angela Beltrame, Mustafa Khan, Shaun Pomerenke
Susanna Kwok, Angela Beltrame, Mustafa Khan, Shaun Pomerenke

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Team Members

  • Susanna Kwok, BME 301 - Team Leader
  • Angela Beltrame, BME 301 - Communicator & BPAG
  • Shaun Pomerenke, BME 301 - BSAC
  • Mustafa Khan, BME 301 - BWIG

Advisor and Client

  • Dr. John Puccinelli - Advisor
  • Dr. Kris Saha - Client
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