Combinati believes simplicity shouldn’t require sacrificing robustness, quality or rigor – in fact, it should enable it. Our easy-to-use digital PCR platform offers absolute quantification to track disease-relevant biomarkers over time with high accuracy and precision. Comprised of a single instrument and a single consumable, the core microfluidic technology enables partitioning of samples with minimal waste. Combined with the ability to robustly reject false positives and easily adapt traditional qPCR assays, Combinati aims to democratize digital PCR for researchers all over the world.
Paul Hung, Ph.D.
Paul is an entrepreneur specializing in microfluidic platform technology development. He has 14 years of life science leadership experience in product development, R&D management, and bringing innovation from lab to marketplace. He was the co-founder and CTO of CellASIC, which was acquired by Merck KGaA, and served as the Head of Microfluidics in the Life Science Workflow division. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
Having worked at startups and large companies in life science markets, Andrew has broad development and engineering background including biology, design, microfluidics, optics, pneumatics, mechanical systems, and user experience. His agility lets him contribute across the board so that the team as a whole can deliver products that just work.
Precision cancer monitoring using a novel, fully integrated, microfluidic array partitioning digital PCR platform
The Absolute Q is a single instrument digital PCR platform with a novel approach for reagent partitioning on a low cost plate. Here, the Absolute Q was used to quantify levels of a novel gene-fusion in liquid biopsy samples and ultimately track a cancer patient’s response to therapy and eventual remission.
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