After developing the 5th prototype of the thermocycler with confidence in its performance from the previous verification of the control algorithm, a final detection system still needed to be chosen. In order to select the final detection system, I utilized the Standford Launchpad program to help create a business plan for my product.
This final business plan used was the following:
This business plan allowed me to fully understand my product and how it could function with each plausible detection system. The detection systems that I considered were the following: electrophoresis, micro capillary electrophoresis, a fluorescent detection system, and a portable strip test. Ultimately, a fluorescent detection system best paired with my low cost, low power thermocycler. Development of the fluorescent detection system is underway.