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Paper-based diagnostic devices

Paper-based diagnostic devices

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This chapter will provide an overview of existing diagnostic devices made primarily out of paper and then focus on paper-based microfluidic devices, the next generation of paper-based diagnostic devices that promises to extend the use of paper as a material for fabricating diagnostic devices well into the future.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Current paper-based diagnostic devices
  • 2.2.1 Dipstick devices
  • 2.2.2 Lateral-flow devices
  • 2.2.2.1 Vertical-flow devices
  • 2.2.3 Paper-based arrays
  • 2.3 Paper-based microfluidic devices
  • 2.3.1 Fabrication of paper-based microfluidic devices
  • 2.3.2 Applications of paper-based microfluidic devices
  • 2.4 Conclusions
  • References

Inspec keywords: patient diagnosis; microfluidics; paper; bioMEMS; biomedical equipment

Other keywords: paper-based microfluidic devices; paper-based diagnostic devices

Subjects: Micromechanical and nanomechanical devices and systems; MEMS and NEMS device technology; Patient diagnostic methods and instrumentation; Biomedical measurement and imaging

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