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One hundred channel electrophoresis prototypes for application to an ultra-high throughput mutational spectrometer

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dc.contributor.advisor Ian W. Hunter. en_US
dc.contributor.author Beltran, Michael J. (Michael Joseph) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-27T22:21:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-27T22:21:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/40398
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-59). en_US
dc.description.abstract Mutation detection within the human genome is becoming an increasingly important field today. It is possible that with a correlation between diseases and the mutations that cause them, new therapeutic treatments could be developed against many of today's common diseases In order to accomplish mutation detection, 1012 gene segments may be needed, requiring a significant increase in current technologies An instrument termed an Ultra-high throughput mutational spectrometer (UTMS) uses a process known as constant denaturing capillary electrophoresis (CDCE) to detect mutations in 10,000 capillaries simultaneously. The UTMS is at a 100-capillary proof of concept stage to successfully perform CDCE. In order for this stage to be successful, multiple subsystems of the device must work in unison, including thermal control, optical detection, electrical and fluidic connectivity. In this thesis, multiple devices were created to work in conjunction with previously existing instruments, including a passively aligned 100-port buffer reservoir and DNA injection loading plate. These devices were used to perform electrophoresis on DNA fluorescent primers in order to test the functionality of the UTMS 100-stage concept. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) A procedure for performing these experiments was developed in order to minimize risk and maximize chance of success. Successful isolation of individual signal detection was accomplished through the use of these procedures and devices, proving the 100-capillary proof of concept may reliably and repeatedly perform CDCE on the UTMS. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Michael J. Beltran. en_US
dc.format.extent 65 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title One hundred channel electrophoresis prototypes for application to an ultra-high throughput mutational spectrometer en_US
dc.title.alternative 100 channel electrophoresis prototypes for application to an ultra-high throughput mutational spectrometer en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 191675469 en_US


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