Point-of-Care Rapid Platelet Function Testing

FloBio, LLC of Philadelphia is developing a novel, point-of-care microfluidic chip and reader for rapid platelet function testing. Using minimal amounts of blood, the device will monitor anticoagulation pharmacology used in newborns undergoing corrective heart surgery or on life-sustaining circulatory or pulmonary support. The device will help to control thromboembolic events in infants and children suffering from congenital heart defects.