Novel Lab-on-a-CD Microfluidic Device
Louisiana State University, LA, United States
The â€œlab-on-a-discâ€ uses centrifugal force to drive fluid through its processing channels. Fluid pathways and pendency are controlled by varying the disc's rotation. The disposable disc is transparent, permitting spectroscopic monitoring, and crafted by conventional embossing techniques. The lab-on-a-disc is suitable for immunoassays, DNA PCR, and chromatography.
Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This invention is a microfluidic lab-on-a-CD instrument with superior liquid flow control. Fabrication techniques allow for customization of form and function and scalability. It also has the potential for disposable units, which minimizes clean up. In addition, the device eliminates the need for costly pumps and electrocapillary equipment.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 328
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners