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A Point of Care Microfluidic Device for Measuring HbA1c Using an Enhanced CE Separation

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Award date: 
Jun 4, 2013
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Organization name: 
UNC - Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: 
Ramsey, John Michael
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Research Triangle

Investigators at UNC-Chapel Hill, in partnership with Becton Dickinson and Company, propose to develop a microfluidic device that uses enhanced capillary electrophoresis, a separation technique, to determine the levels of HbA1c. HbA1c is a form of hemoglobin that acts as a long-term indicator of blood glucose levels. This new point of care device providing rapid feedback for the diagnosis or follow-on care of diabetes could help reduce the health care costs associated with the disease.

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