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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup mFluiDx — a portmanteau of "microfluidics" and "diagnostics" — is developing an inexpensive, sample-to-answer, self-digitizing quantitative microfluidic diagnostics platform that does not require an external instrument to run.

The mFludiX diagnostic is able to process whole blood with on-chip sample prep and requires simple external heating and a simple optical reader, similar to a DNA gel reader, to obtain quantitative results, mFluiDx co-founder Charlie Yeh said in an interview.

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