Major

Biology

Research Abstract

Currently the most common way to run a diagnostic test is to go to a doctor's office for a blood draw, but this has drawbacks - offices can be crowded, lead to exposure to illness, and take a large amount of time out of your day. At the Biotech startup company, Kit.com, we hope to provide the ability for clients to use our diagnostics kits in the comfort of their own home. Due to the use of the mail to deliver our kit anyone can use it and there are no needles involved to help assuage anxiety. We use a fringerprick test that uses lancets that provides a quick method that doesn't require the user to see a needle. The amount of blood needed for our tests is approximately 700uL while conventional draws can take multiple milliliters. Some examples of some tests we provide are HbA1c, Triglyceride and multiple enzyme level panels. My role is to test the components of the kit for quality and to test the user experience with volunteers.

Faculty Mentor/Advisor

Cary Lai

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

Internship at Kit.com - Health Diagnostics through Mail

Currently the most common way to run a diagnostic test is to go to a doctor's office for a blood draw, but this has drawbacks - offices can be crowded, lead to exposure to illness, and take a large amount of time out of your day. At the Biotech startup company, Kit.com, we hope to provide the ability for clients to use our diagnostics kits in the comfort of their own home. Due to the use of the mail to deliver our kit anyone can use it and there are no needles involved to help assuage anxiety. We use a fringerprick test that uses lancets that provides a quick method that doesn't require the user to see a needle. The amount of blood needed for our tests is approximately 700uL while conventional draws can take multiple milliliters. Some examples of some tests we provide are HbA1c, Triglyceride and multiple enzyme level panels. My role is to test the components of the kit for quality and to test the user experience with volunteers.