This talk will demonstrate a fully integrated sample-to-answer genotyping assay from whole blood. The assay is implemented on a LabDisk and is performed within 2 hours on a small and lightweight instrument. Novel and advanced centrifugal unit operations will be discussed such as integrated pneumatic pumping and automated bead handling.
Advanced Centrifugal Microfluidics for Point-of-Care Applications
Video Jun 10, 2015
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