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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics Europe 2019

Richard Spero's Biography



Richard Spero, CEO, Redbud Labs

Richard Spero is co-founder and CEO of Redbud Labs, where he leads both commercial activities and the company’s systems engineering team. He is a co-inventor of Redbud Posts, a MEMS chip covered with biomimetic cilia. Redbud Posts enable novel methods for fluid processing at the microscale, including pumping, mixing, cell sorting, and analyte isolation. This technology is used by point-of-care diagnostic device developers to improve assay speed, reliability, and performance. Prior to founding Redbud Labs, Dr. Spero earned his PhD in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied blood clot rheology and developed novel systems for magnetic manipulation and time-dependent high content screening.

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An Open Platform For Microfluidic Sample Prep

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 16:15

Add to Calendar ▼2019-06-18 16:15:002019-06-18 17:15:00Europe/LondonAn Open Platform For Microfluidic Sample PrepLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Developing a new lab-on-chip device is inherently risky. The best way to mitigate technical risk is to prototype each step in the assay using cartridge-compatible methods before assembling the full analytic chain into a single cartridge. Modules exist that enable prototyping of many assay operations, such as reagent storage, mixing, droplet generation, fluid handling, and analyte detection. Development of cartridge-compatible sample prep, however, remains a major challenge. Methods that are ubiquitous at the bench, such as magnetic beads and centrifugation, translate poorly to cartridge formats. Meanwhile, microfluidic sample prep methods are generally proprietary and challenging to customize. We present an open platform for microfluidic sample prep that aims to deliver for lab-on-a-chip developers what magnetic beads enabled in the development of traditional lab assays.


Add to Calendar ▼2019-06-18 00:00:002019-06-19 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2019Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com