Engineering’s Umut Gurkan co-writes paper featured on cover of The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analyst

Umut Gurkan, the Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, co-wrote a paper with an international team of clinicians and researchers that was featured on the cover of The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analyst

The paper describes HemeChip, a microchip electrophoresis platform used for identifying common hemoglobin variants. The HemeChip test works with a drop of blood, guiding the user through a test procedure with animated instructions. HemeChip showed feasibility and displayed a diagnostic accuracy of 98.4% compared to reference standard methods.

Read more about the chip.