This is a short course on Fluidics on a Compact disc (CD) for medical diagnostics. The course is intended for scientists and engineers in academia, government institutes and industry. Dr. Madou has given this course worldwide and adapts it for each new engagement to reflect the most recent breakthroughs in this area.
CD based microfluidic technology which combines the benefits of both microfluidics and centrifugal forces in the same device has shown a great potential for many applications including point-of-care diagnostics in the last decade. The potential of this CD-based technology has been delineated for wide spectrum applications ranging from simple to complex assays. CD microfluidics systems use small sample volumes enabling rapid reaction times, automated fluidic handling and cost-effective use of materials and reagents. Furthermore, it is also found suitable for efficient batch processing, multiplexing, and high throughput screening applications.