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Archive for September 21st, 2007

Diagnosing Disease With a CD Player

Posted by David Bradley on September 21st, 2007

Chlorpyrifos structureYears ago, I wrote about the lab-on-a-CD concept (actually it was in the September 2001 issue of Reactive Reports). Now, it seems the use of CD-ROMs and DVDs and the hardware used to play these popular audio and video compact discs (CDs) is coming of age in terms of home health monitoring and laboratory-based testing. Spanish scientists say CD technology could be adapted for tests ranging from the measurement of environmental toxins to at-home disease diagnosis.

More on diagnosing disease with a CD player.