Instrument Testing & Evaluation Internship Project

Project Description

Summer 2014 - Summer 2016.

Tested a variety of novel hand held polymerase chain reaction (PCR) instruments, such as the Biomeme and Epistem systems, for the Joint Biological Handheld Biological Identifier Program. Panels of focus included sexually transmitted infectious disease (STI) panels and Biowarfare panels. Studies included determination of the limit of detection, evaluation under a variety of environmental conditions, and long term stability studies.