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KoniKore Bio-Electric Sensor
Designer: Dan Harden - CEO/Founder/Principal Designer
Design Type: Sensors
Company / Organization / School: Whipsaw, Inc.
Team Members: Dan Harden & Cole Derby of Whipsaw, Inc. for Koniku
Koniku Kore is a sensor device that uses living rat brain neurons to detect explosives, pathogens and cancer cells. The neurons inside are fused to a silicon chip with microfluidic chambers that allow Kore to “smell” compounds in the air, such as cancer cells, pathogens, deadly explosives, viruses and more. Koniku Kore represents true synthetic biology. To expand Kore’s capabilities, its neurons have their DNA rewritten to detect nearly anything imaginable. To enable these groundbreaking detections, Kore’s design works similar to an animal's nostril—inhaling air through a network of passages that contain the incoming particles, and exhaling sensed air through the top of the device. Kore is a real working device but it is so cutting-edge we are entering this as a concept.