Centrifugal (Compact-Disc) Microfluidics for Extreme POC, Volume II

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology and Biomedicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)

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Depmartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Department, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Integrated Nanofabrication Facility (INRF), University of California, Irvine, 4200 Engineering Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-3975, USA
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Dear Colleagues,

In the last two decades, three types of micro-fluidic approaches have become very popular research topics: Droplet fluidics, paper fluidics, and centrifugal fluidics. In this Special Issue, we address the remaining issues to be resolved, so as to achieve a greater acceptance by the industry of the centrifugal platform (and also of compact–disc or CD microfluidics). Medical diagnostics on a CD hold much potential, especially with regard to the more rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. As a part of the shift towards de-centralized and low-cost healthcare, microfluidic platforms aim to move medical diagnostics out of the laboratory and into the point-of-care (POC). With this Special Issue, we aim to tackle the most difficult POC situations, such as remote villages in India and Africa (i.e., extreme POC). POC today still often implies that DI water, low humidity, steady power supply, air conditioning, and a dust-free environment are available. In this pioneering issue, we discuss how we might handle medical diagnostics in the absence of all these factors. Contributions from industry and academia highlight interesting new applications and new research directions, respectively, that might enable this lofty goal.

Prof. Dr. Marc Madou
Guest Editor

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  • microfluidics
  • centrifugal
  • compact disc
  • medical diagnostics
  • point of care (POC)

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