Paul Yager, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2000

Paul Yager Receives Over $4M To Continue Developing Paper-Based Diagnostic Device

Via U. of Washington | August 11, 2015

UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager has received $4,197,407 of funding from the U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue a project which aims to develop a small, paper-based device that could quickly test for infectious diseases in low-resource environments. With this new funding, Dr. Yager is the third-highest recipient of research funding amongst UW Medicine faculty in Q2 2015 (April-June), according to a July report from the UW Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Education.

This new award adds to nearly $14M of funding previously awarded to the project, Multiplexable Autonomous Disposables for Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for LRSs (MAD NAAT). The MAD NAAT project investigates the potential applications of the 2-dimensional paper network (2DPN) for point-of care diagnosis of infectious disease. The project has seen rapid progress from an ambitious concept to its current iteration as a feasible platform with promising potential for broad applications.