enabling molecular detection anywhere

THE FAST CHIP

ENABLING MOLECULAR DETECTION ANYWHERE

FIELD READY

Zero power required. Autonomous unit. Simple smartphone analysis. Ideal for on-site testing.

AFFORDABLE

Injection molding allows mass production of chips at cost 1000 times lower than PCR.

SENSITIVE

Isothermal nucleic acid amplification allows sensitivity comparable to PCR. Quantitative analysis determines concentration of pathogens.

TRACKABLE

Quick and accurate results allow real-time tracking of outbreak, conveying important information during most crucial times of outbreak.

TIMELINE

New Publication

March 2017: Technology behind the FAST Chip received publication in peer-reviewed scientific journal Science Advances, ranking in top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric






mFluiDx NSF I-CORPS program

March 2017: mFluiDx finishes the regional NSF I-CORPS program, incorporating elements of Steve Blank's LEAN launchpad methodology to find better product market fit




UC Hastings Freedom to Operate analysis program

Spring 2017: mFluiDx selected among bay area biotechnology startups in competitive application process for UC Hastings Freedom to Operate patent analysis program.




UC Berkeley invests in mFluiDx

November 2016: mFluiDx completes equity deal with UC Berkeley, making UC Berkeley one of its largest external stakeholders







mFluiDx joins the CITRIS Foundry program

November 2016: mFluiDx is one of 7 startups chosen from an applicant pool of 87 teams to participate in the UC Berkeley-led CITRIS Foundry program.







mFluiDx presents at TechCrunch Disrupt

September 2016: mFluiDx is one of the top 20 companies selected from a global pool of 900 startups to present at TechCrunch Disrupt

  • mFluiDx competing on the startup battlegrounds at TechCrunch Disrupt!






IndieBio Demo Day

July 2016: mFluiDx graduates from the IndieBio accelerator program and presents to investors on demo day

  • CEO Charlie Yeh presenting to over 400 investors.



mFluiDx joins QB3 network

March 2016: mFluiDx plugs into the resources of QB3.







mFluiDx receives seed funding from SOSV

March 2016: mFluiDx joins the bay area biotechnology accelerator program IndieBio and receives seed funding from SOSV



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Job Openings

Job opening 1: Optical engineer

We are looking for optical engineers to help us build a simple smartphone-based fluorescence reader. We need help to optimize an existing prototype, optimize user interface design for ease-of-use, and make the prototype ready for scaled manufacturing.

Primary skills required: Fluorescence optical systems, filter selection, lens design, user interface design, human centered design, industrial design, scaled manufacturing experience, geometrical optics, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, laser cutting, CAD design, LED, optical measurement and calibration, camera systems, electronic circuits, optical simulation, ray tracing, setting up custom made microscopes, biotechnology, image analysis (e.g. imageJ), patent applications, startup experience, fund raising, good communication skills, good English skills, good teamwork. Ideally has image processing and app development skills. Ideally has grant writing skills.

Job opening 2: Surface chemistry and reagent patterning scientist
We are looking for a scientist to help optimize surface coatings of silicone devices to prevent non-specific adsorption of DNA/ proteins. We also need help developing a process for inkjet patterning of reagents, and lyophilizing (freeze-drying) reagents into microfluidic chips. In addition, developing scalable bonding process that are compatible with the surface chemistry and reagent patterning techniques above.

Primary skills required: expertise in surface chemistry, reagent lyophilizing optimization (freeze-drying), microfluidics, reagent patterning, ink jet printing of DNA and proteins, fluorescence imaging skills, molecular biology, PCR, isothermal amplification, patenting, and grant writing. Good communication skills, good English skills, good teamwork.

Job opening 3: Molecular assay development scientist
We are looking for an infectious disease expert to help develop isothermal assays. We also need help with sample preparation optimization for nucleic acid extraction.

Primary skills required: expertise with virus and bacterial infectious diseases, primer/probe design expertise, isothermal amplification, pathogen handling skills, molecular biology, PCR, nanoparticles, DNA/RNA extraction methods (spin column and magnetic beads), isothermal amplification, DNA hybridization methods, DNA array fabrication experience. Good communication skills, good English skills, good teamwork.

Job opening 4: Microfluidic engineer
We are looking for a microfluidic engineer to help with chip development.

Primary skills required: microfluidics, biotechnology, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, soft lithography, injection molding, isothermal amplification, PCR, molecular cell biology, fluorescence imaging, capillary valves, DNA/RNA sample preparation/ purification/ concentration methods, spin columns, magnetic beads, passive microfluidic systems, embedded circuits.

An Indiebio Accelerator Startup

Located in Berkeley, California