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Sandia National Laboratories’ SpinDx™ platform has both medical and non-medical applications, ranging from detection of markers of infectious diseases to food and water safety testing. The device features centrifugal microfluidics, or "lab-on-a-disk" technology, which uses centrifugal forces to manipulate samples and reagents through microfluidic channels implanted on disks that are of the same size as a standard CD or DVD.

SpinDx™ has spun off multiple testing products. For example, routine screening for neonatal sepsis may soon be much faster and easier with a point-of-care diagnostic tool being developed by Sandstone Diagnostics. The company is using SpinDx™ as the basis for an instrument that can diagnose the condition in about 15 minutes, with just a small drop of blood.

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