Rapid diagnostic tests based on paper microfluidics
Paperdrop Diagnostics S.L. develops rapid diagnostic tests based on paper microfluidics, dealing with non-covered medical needs and emerging health problems, with special interest in critical and prevalent diseases. Our technology is based on lateral flow immunoassays, similar to pregnancy tests, which are being optimized to act as a clinical decision tool. A single drop of patient’s fluid (e.g. blood) is required to carry out the test using a paper sensor. It is a low-cost and easy-to-use tool that presents improved sensitivity and specificity than current lab tests.
No need of any equipment, just a device as simple as a pregnancy test and one drop of sample.
Molecular and genetic biomarkers along with new signal detection and visualization strategies.
Paper has unlimited capacities, is easy to be manufactured and is totally reciclable.
Fast & Easy
Just one drop on the paper, wait about 5 minutes and that’s it: the diagnostic is done.
OUR FIRST PRODUCT
Strokes are the second leading cause of death in the world, according to the American Stroke Association. 87 % of strokes are caused by a blood clot, a plaque buildup, or a combination of these two things, being known as ischemic strokes. The other type of strokes, known as hemorrhagic strokes, happen when a blood vessel in or around the brain becomes weak and ruptures.
With just a single drop of blood, now we can predict the risk of suffering from an ischemic stroke.