Thank you so much for your willingness to support Team Argus in our COVID-19 and Influenza test kit project! We are no longer taking donations for this cause, but your support is still extremely valuable and we appreciate it. Please check back to get an update on how the donations were used!

COVID-19 and Influenza Rapid Test- BioE Senior Design

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
21 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 31, at 09:02 AM CST
Project Owners

Thank you!

January 31, 2022

Thank you to everyone who donated to our project! You have made a significant impact on this project and we are so grateful for your support. If you are interested please continue to keep track of our project.

Again, thank you!

Team Argus (Bekah, Ben, Brian, and Steven)

Major Lab Progress!

January 26, 2022

We’ve been hard at work in the lab for the past month. We’ve made a significant amount of progress in the development of our test. We’ve fine-tuned our binding procedures, run flow tests, and initially validated antibody binding. These successes are the first steps towards the full-fledged test we designed. There’s still a significant amount of work left, but your donations have been instrumental in helping us achieve this. Every donation, whether large or small, helps us a lot.

Thanks for all the support!
Ben, Brian, Bekah, and Steven 

The image below is the first successful conjugation of our antibodies to gold nanoparticles! These are a core component of our test and a major milestone in the design.

First Day in Lab!

December 20, 2021

Today was our first day in lab! We used our time today to aliquot, or portion out, our antibodies to make sure they are the correct dilution and there is a much smaller chance for contamination. We've added a short time-lapse video of our lab time today to show some of our progress! To see the video, please go to the YouTube link. We also did some experiments to understand how a saliva sample will flow through the membrane. 

Team Argus would like to thank everyone who has donated, visited our page, and shared the page with others. We are so excited to keep working one this project, and are grateful for everyone's support. Happy Holidays!

Team Argus

Launch Day

December 10, 2021

Welcome to Team Argus’ Crowdfunding Page! We are working hard to design and develop our POC test. Thanks for all your support! Make sure to check back in for pictures, videos, and more about our tests and design process.

Spread the word!
Team Argus (Ben, Brian, Bekah, and Steven)

Launch Day!

November 29, 2021

Welcome to the Crowdfunding Page for Team Argus! We are so grateful for your interest and support. Our project will launch on December 10, 2021, so please check back then to see how we're doing!

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