Diagnostics in space: will zero gravity add weight to new advances?

Keywords

Molecular diagnostics, international space station, microgravity compatible, polymerase chain reaction, nanopore sequencing

Outline

  • Challenges of molecular diagnostics in space
  • Sequencing in space
  • Converting a 3D printer into a sample preparation instrument
  • Using magnetic coupling to implement nucleic acid extraction in an individually-enclosed setting
  • Designing reagent wells with optimized fluidic control in microgravity
  • Potential of microfluidic technologies for molecular diagnostics in space

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