Partially funded project! :)
This project can perform an alternative plan and finished on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • About
  • Updates

Special mention as a project "Sponsor"

Turn into a MutBuster! Your name will appear in the "Special thanks" section of the project.
  • No shipping costs
7 Backers
$ 0.82 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” Pin

Earn this charming Pin with the logo of the team.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
7 Backers
$ 1.64 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” Pencil-Rubber Kit + ""MutBusters” Pin

If the previous reward is not enough for you, you can also take this Pencil and Rubber Kit with exclusive designs of "MutBusters" for you to draw your biology projects.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
9 Backers
$ 4.93 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” cup

We are sure your breakfast will be more scientific and fun with this exclusively MutBusters-designed cup.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
4 Backers
$ 8.21 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” cup + “MutBusters” Pencil-Rubber Kit

If you couldn't make up your mind from the previous options, this is your chance!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 11.50 USD

Closed project

"MutBusters" T-shirt

Earn this T-shirt with "MutBusters" exclusive design and take a walk on the streets showing the world you are a MutBuster.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 16.42 USD

Closed project

"MutBusters" Complete Set.

The complete set a real MutBuster would own: Pin + Pencil-Rubber + Cup + T-shirt
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 32.85 USD

Closed project

Biology Class or "Complete Set + Sunscreen"

If you are interested in biology and/or understanding what we are doing, we can give you a personalized biology class. If biology is not your thing, you can still get the "MutBusters" Complete Set and a sunscreen to protect you from the sun and prevent skin cancer.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
1 Backer
$ 82.12 USD

Closed project

Lab Experience or "Complete Set + Sunscreen"

If your interest in biology is supreme and one class is not enough, we can take you to visit a laboratory! If biology is not your thing, you can still get the "MutBusters" Complete Set and a sunscreen to protect you from the sun and prevent skin cancer.
  • No shipping costs
0 Backers
$ 131.38 USD

Closed project

Who are we?

We are "MutBusters", a team of students from Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (University of Buenos Aires) who are working in a Biology project to present in TECNOx.

TECNOx holds up an annual competition where interdisciplinary teams coming from all over the continent develop technological projects. It is an international, open and horizontal community which promotes interdiscipline and open source technology to solve problems with social relevance in Latinamerica.

What is our project about?

Our main goal is to achieve quick and non-invasive detecion of mutations which indicate pre-tumoral injuries on the skin.

The project will be presented in April during the 2017 Annual Forum of TECNOx.

How can we make this?

We propose the development of a skin cream with Liposomes (a group of organised lipids) that allows us to transport our device: a Molecular Beacon (a DNA probe). This probe can find a mutation in the BRAF gene by sticking to its RNA transcript. BRAF is mutated in the great majority of melanomas. If the cells are tumoral, the probe will find the mutation and emit a colorimetric signal, visible to a simple LED light, without need of special equipment.

If you are interested in understanding this process, we can tell you about it in this video.

Why do we need your help?

The whole project is in our hands, students' hands. Funding is essential for the development of our idea. This idea has been analyzed through computational modeling. To test it in the laboratory, we need materials: The probe, the cell line, an RNA extraction kit, a transfection reagent and standard laboratory material, amongst other stuff.

Your help is essential and imperative for our project.
Contact us:
Facebook: TECNO X FFyB 2.0

Gmail: tecnoxffyb2.0@gmail.com

YouTube: MutBusters TECNOx FFyB 2.0

If we don't reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:

  • With the 10%

    "In vitro" assay with non-fluorescent probes.

  • With the 25%

    "In vitro" assay with fluorescent probes.

  • With the 50%

    Assay with melanoma cells and fluorescent probes.

  • With the 75%

    Comparison of the assay results to the results of a method to measure specific RNA in the laboratory (RT-qPCR).

Rewards

Special mention as a project "Sponsor"

Turn into a MutBuster! Your name will appear in the "Special thanks" section of the project.
  • No shipping costs
7 Backers
$ 0.82 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” Pin

Earn this charming Pin with the logo of the team.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
7 Backers
$ 1.64 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” Pencil-Rubber Kit + ""MutBusters” Pin

If the previous reward is not enough for you, you can also take this Pencil and Rubber Kit with exclusive designs of "MutBusters" for you to draw your biology projects.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
9 Backers
$ 4.93 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” cup

We are sure your breakfast will be more scientific and fun with this exclusively MutBusters-designed cup.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
4 Backers
$ 8.21 USD

Closed project

“MutBusters” cup + “MutBusters” Pencil-Rubber Kit

If you couldn't make up your mind from the previous options, this is your chance!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 11.50 USD

Closed project

"MutBusters" T-shirt

Earn this T-shirt with "MutBusters" exclusive design and take a walk on the streets showing the world you are a MutBuster.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 16.42 USD

Closed project

"MutBusters" Complete Set.

The complete set a real MutBuster would own: Pin + Pencil-Rubber + Cup + T-shirt
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
0 Backers
$ 32.85 USD

Closed project

Biology Class or "Complete Set + Sunscreen"

If you are interested in biology and/or understanding what we are doing, we can give you a personalized biology class. If biology is not your thing, you can still get the "MutBusters" Complete Set and a sunscreen to protect you from the sun and prevent skin cancer.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Pick-it-up for free at
    • CABA
1 Backer
$ 82.12 USD

Closed project

Lab Experience or "Complete Set + Sunscreen"

If your interest in biology is supreme and one class is not enough, we can take you to visit a laboratory! If biology is not your thing, you can still get the "MutBusters" Complete Set and a sunscreen to protect you from the sun and prevent skin cancer.
  • No shipping costs
0 Backers
$ 131.38 USD

Closed project

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