Your CD Player as a Medical Diagnostic Device | Marc Madou | TEDxUCIrvine (English)

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Listen to Marc Madou talk about how his research team was able to transform a CD player into a Medical Diagnostics Device.

Before joining UCI as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California. He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS). He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field, which he helped pioneer both in academia and in industry. He founded several micromachining companies and has been on the boards of many more. Some of Dr. Madou’s recent research work involves artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery, a compact disc-based fluidic platform, and carbon MEMS. The latter two fields were pioneered by Dr. Madou. At UCI, Dr. Madou works on carbon-MEMS, a CD based fluidic platform, artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery, and integrating fluidics with DNA arrays. He also is researching label–free assays for molecular diagnostics platforms of the future. He currently leads UCI’s efforts in advanced manufacturing and in educational outreach in advanced manufacturing. To find out more about those recent research projects, visit www.biomems.net

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