NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Harnessing a microfluidic technology initially developed by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, startup Velox Biosystems plans to develop a clinical diagnostic device for rapid identification of rare targets in complex raw samples, such as blood.

The microfluidic technology, called Integrated Comprehensive Droplet Digital Detection, or IC 3D, was developed in the labs of UC Irvine professors Weian Zhao and Enrico Gratton. Velox was co-founded by Zhao and former UC Irvine postdoc Chris Heylman, who now serves as the company's CEO.

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