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Novel Lab-on-a-CD Microfluidic Device

Louisiana State University, LA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The “lab-on-a-disc” 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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 328

Website: www.lsu.edu/intellectual_property

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners