a multidisciplinary team committed to generating solutions to counteract the spread of SARS-Cov-2 that endangers the entire world. With the help of our instructors, we have been developing a revolutionary solution throughout the week, it is a fast and highly efficient diagnostic test that will allow us to have tests for everyone and in this way control the virus in the population, all thanks at its low cost and high precision.
This virus was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a public health emergency on January 30, 2020. We know the importance of having rapid tests to stop its spread, so we designed a biosensor to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus using quantum dots and a low-cost optoelectronic instrumentation system.
semiconductor nanostructure that limits the movement in the three spatial directions of electrons in the conduction band.
Microfluidics studies and designs systems in which very small amounts of fluid are used, at micrometric scales.
They are devices whose operation is directly related to light and electrons.
The solution is intended for rapid implementation. As output from the system we have an electrical signal that we can calibrate to determine the percentage of virus acceptable to generate a positive diagnosis. The amount of virus contained in the sample is proportional to the electrical output signal.
This joint project is the product of two weeks of intensive studying different scientific areas, innovation and entrepreneurship and a multidisciplinary team where each member of the team focused on the area of the biosensor corresponding to this area. Besides that, It was highly relevant to count on the collaboration of other members of the task teams to complement our information and make the monitoring of the innovation track in the diagnosis more complete. Furthermore, we want to express our gratitude to our assigned instructor Siddharth Doshi, for his understanding, comments and suggestions to improve this project. We also sincerely thank Silvia Lorena Montes Fonseca from task 1 for providing us the scientific knowledge and practical skills which will help us to understand and fix many of the problems we ran into. And last but not least, highlight the participation of José Luis Tlaloc Sauceda, member of our team who supported members of Challenge CdCMx in the development of web pages, putting an extra effort in this project.
Instituto Tecnológico y de estudios superiores de occidente
Nanotechnology engineering student, passionate about research.
Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México
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Instituto Politecnico Nacional de México
Biotechnological engineering student. Always with a smile stands out for her skills and charisma.
Universidad de Guadalajara
Electronic systems student. Unstoppable entrepreneur, designing a better world for everyone.