Two research innovations from Photonics Laboratory of NECTEC, “MuEye Lens: A novel development of portable microscope” and “SPR Imager with a Multichannel Fluidic Delivery System” won the Gold Medal at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in Geneva, Swiss Confederation.
MuEye Lens is a high quality polymer lens which can be self-attached to smartphone camera without any glue. With a novel needle-moving technique, lens is bound to its based with maximum tensile strength. Moreover, lens magnification relates to volume of polymer drop or contact surface temperature in fabricating process. In this work, we have also designed a low-cost portable microscope for everyday uses.
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging is a powerful analytical tool for biomolecular interaction analysis and biosensing applications. Owners of a commercial-available SPR imaging system require an additional purchase of an expensive microarray spotter for biosensor arrays printing. Our newly invented SPR imaging system offers a unique capability that allows a user can both print and read the biosensor arrays all in a single machine. This all-in-one machine will be useful for a cost reduction in the biochip production and in a wide-range of applications of SPR imaging systems especially in the area of high-throughput and multiplex bioanalysis.
The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is the world's most important event under the patronage of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the Swiss government and the State and City of Geneva. This year, the exhibition was held from 29 March - 2 April 2017. There were over 50,000 visitors, 695 exhibitors from 40 countries and more than 1,000 new inventions on display.