New Lab-On-a-Chip Drastically Cuts Medical Test Time
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a lab-on-a-disk platform that they believe will be faster, less expensive and more versatile than similar medical diagnostic tools. Lab officials are seeking industry partners to license and commercialize the SpinDx technology, which can determine a patient’s white blood cell count, analyze important protein markers and process up to 64 assays from a single sample, all in a matter of minutes.
Caption: SpinDx technology uses a spinning disk, much like a CD player, to manipulate samples. The disks cost mere cents to manufacture. Image: Sandia National Laboratories, Randy Wong
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