Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

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Optical Detection on Centrifugal Microfluidic Lab-on-a-disc Platforms

  • Damien King
  • Jens Ducrée
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27758-0_1785-1

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Definition

The centrifugal microfluidic platforms utilize primarily the rotationally controlled centrifugal field in combination with capillary forces to network a range of laboratory unit operations (LUOs) such as metering, aliquoting, mixing, and extraction for biofluids as well as sorting, isolation, and counting of bioparticles to integrate and automate bioanalytical assay protocols. Due to its evident technological analogies to optical disc drive (ODD) technologies such as a compact disc (CD) or digital versatile disc (DVD) and due to its high sensitivity, specificity, and ease of integration with a low-footprint, rugged, and essentially maintenance-free instrument, optical detection techniques have been the mainstay for readout of “lab-on-a-disc” (LoaD) systems. This chapter surveys the repertoire of optical sensing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI), National Centre for Sensor ResearchSchool of Physical Sciences, Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland