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Title:Characterization of the Error Rate Induced by Microspheres on a Compact Disc
Author(s):Lord, Nathan D.
Contributor(s):Li, Gang
Subject(s):medical diagnostics
portable diagnostics
compact disc
disease detection
Abstract:The current price and size of hospital diagnostic equipment presents an obstacle to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in environments where either the cost or portability of equipment is a primary concern. In this project, we have begun to use MEMS technologies to develop a compact-disc based bio- sensing device that would bring cost-effective point of care disease detection capabilities to any location with a CD reading drive. Ultimately, we will accomplish this by tagging antigen-antibody reactions on the CD surface with microspheres. This will corrupt the data that is read from the CD, which will allow us to detect the presence of a disease in a fluid sample. Specifically, this thesis focuses on characterizing the error rate that is caused by varying amounts of microspheres on the CD surface. This will allow us to design reaction chambers of an optimal size for disease detection.
Issue Date:2010-05
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-21

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