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OUR TEAM

Name: Anthony ZingaleRole:Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Anthony Zingale
Role:Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Josh SnyderRole:Machine Tester
Name: Josh Snyder
Role:Machine Tester
Name: Adam PakRole:Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Adam Pak
Role:Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Sunshine SilvasRole:Machine Tester
Name: Sunshine Silvas
Role:Machine Tester
Name: Renee TranRole:Research and Development scientist
Name: Renee Tran
Role:Research and Development scientist

LAB 3 WRITE-UP

Original System: PCR Results

PCR Test Results

Sample Name Ave. INTDEN* Calculated μg/mL Conclusion (pos/neg)
Positive Control --- --- N/A
Negative Control --- --- N/A
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 1 --- --- ---
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 2 --- --- ---
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 3 --- --- ---
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 1 --- --- ---
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 2 --- --- ---
Tube Label:___ Patient ID: ____ rep 3 --- --- ---

* Ave. INTDEN = Average of ImageJ integrated density values from three Fluorimeter images


Bayesian Statistics
These following conditional statistics are based upon all of the DNA detection system results that were obtained in the PCR lab for 20 hypothetical patients who were diagnosed as either having cancer or not having cancer.

Bayes Theorem equation: P(A|B) = P(B|A) * P(A) / P(B)


Calculation 1: The probability that the sample actually has the cancer DNA sequence, given a positive diagnostic signal.

  • A = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • B = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • P (B|A) = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • P(A|B) = [answer]



Calculation 3: The probability that the patient will develop cancer, given a cancer DNA sequence.

  • A = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • B = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • P (B|A) = [text description] = [frequency shown as a fraction] = [final numerical value]
  • P(A|B) = [answer]



New System: Design Strategy

We concluded that a good system Must Have:

  • [Must have #1 - A "must have" for our new devise is having the results be easy to determine. The reason for this would be that it would allow for more users of the devise and give them a simple to use product. We did not want to complicate the system and thus leading to users not wanting to use the product, our goal is to simplify the PCR machine to be more user friendly.]
  • [Must have #2 - why? short, ~4 or 5 sentences]


We concluded that we would Want a good system to have:

  • [Want #1 - Something that we wanted to include in our new design is to keep it portable and compact. When thinking about who would use the machine and where, there were many different situations that came up. Although the machine will be used in a lab or an office it will be able to take it other place without having to worry about weather the devise can with stand the situations it is in. This feature also is helpful because when storing the machine it is not very difficult but simply and easy.]
  • [Want #2 - why? short, ~4 or 5 sentences]


We concluded that a good system Must Not Have:

  • [Must Not Have #1 - One of the most important factors we want to change is the troublesome USB connection between the PRC Machine and the computer. This fault causes difficulty when trying to connect the machines information and the computer system that analyzes it. If this was to be fixed it would then lead to more accurate and reliable results. ]
  • [Must Not Have #2 - why? short, ~4 or 5 sentences]


We concluded that a good system Should Avoid:

  • [Should Avoid #1 - Since we are wanting the machine to be compact and portable, something we should avoid is how the energy consumption. If we have an inefficient power source or one that need direct connection that then makes the portability an un-needed feature. If we could find an outside source of power the could last an appropriate amount of time that would compliment thee portability feature and make our new design even better.]
  • [Should Avoid #2 - why? short, ~4 or 5 sentences]




New System: Machine/ Device Engineering

SYSTEM DESIGN


KEY FEATURES

We chose to include these new features

  • Feature 1 - Under the "must not have" section we are addressing the troublesome USB connection. The way we are going to address this problem by one of two ways. One way is to encase the metal tip of the cord with plastic that would have a better grip and not fall off as easily. Along with this, by have a indention on the machine where the USB would sit snug will help the connection be more stable and reliable. As a second idea to address this problem would be to add a safety lock feature on the cord. That would also increase the stability and the connection of the cord.
  • Feature 2 - explanation of how this addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section


INSTRUCTIONS





New System: Protocols

DESIGN

We chose to include these new approaches/ features

  • Feature 1 - explanation of how this addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Feature 2 - explanation of how this addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Etc.

[OR]

We chose keep the protocols the same as the original system

  • Feature 1 - explanation of how a pre-existing feature addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Feature 2 - explanation of how a pre-existing feature addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Etc.


Standard Application

Reagents supplied by the user :

  • Template DNA
  • Primer
  • DNA polymerase


1. At room temperature acquire : A set of four dyes (blue, green, yellow, red), Sample containing
(+,-,P1,P1,P1,P2,P2,P2), Pipette and tips, two rows of empty test tubes. then prepare yourself to
make following mixes.

2.prepare following reaction mix :

Component Volume
Master mix 10μL
patient sample 10μL

3.Sample mixed should contain sample of two patient each containg 3 replicates. As well as
a positive and a negative control. this should be divided into two rows of four test tubes
then can be instserted into PCR machine

4.Pre-heat PCR machine to 95 degree then place the prepared samples using standard parameters.

General Guidelines for Amplification by PCR

1. Acquire PCR machine and inspect its elements to ensure that the machine is read to be used
this will also require that a test runs are done to ensure that the PCR machine is ready to
go through appropriated cycles

2.Connect PCR machine to PC via USB and using Thermal Cycler Program specify the cycles that
are being runned. cycles that must be plugged into the software are following

Stage Cycles Heat (Celsius) time
1 1 95 3 minutes
2 35 95 to 52 to 72 each 30 seconds
3 1 72 3 minutes

3.place two rows of four tubes into PCR that were prepared before, using PC click start and
allow time for the tests to take place leaving the PCR in a controlled environmental
Using SYBR Green Dye

Reagents supplied by the user :

  • SYBR Green I
  • DNA being tested


1.prepare the set up by setting up Single-Drop Fluorimeter then set a perforated and hydro-phobic
glass on the fluorimeter. the entire set uo should be covered by a box to ensure that the picture
exclude outside light. then platform for the camera should be made so that the camera can is perpendicular
and looks straight on the sample drop on the flourimeter that will be tested.

2.prepare the sample by mixing following samples, the solutions are acquired from the PCR machine that
was run previously.

Solution Concetration of SYBR green
1 None (Water)
2 0.25 micrograms per ml
3 0.05 micrograms per ml
4 1.0 micrograms per ml
5 2.0 micrograms per ml
6 5.0 micrograms per ml



PROTOCOLS

  • PCR Protocol
  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Etc.


  • DNA Measurement and Analysis Protocol
  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Etc.



New System: Research and Development

BACKGROUND


DESIGN


Primers for PCR


Our primers address the following design needs

  • Design specification 1 - explanation of how an aspect of the primers addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Design specification 2 - explanation of how an aspect of the primers addresses any of the specifications in the "New System: Design Strategy" section
  • Etc.




New System: Software

[THIS SECTION IS OPTIONAL. If your team has creative ideas for new software, and new software is a key component included in your new protocols, R&D, or machine design, you may describe it here. You will not receive bonus points, but a solid effort may raise your overall page layout points. If you decide not to propose new software, please delete this entire section, including the ==New System: Software== header.]



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