Author ORCID Identifier
Andres Martinez: 0000-0002-2696-9165
Published in Lab on a Chip, Volume 13, Issue 4, January 2, 2013, pages 628-631.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1039/C2LC40984D.
We present a new method for fabricating three-dimensional paper-based fluidic devices that uses toner as a thermal adhesive to bond multiple layers of patterned paper together. The fabrication process is rapid, involves minimal equipment (a laser printer and a laminator) and produces complex channel networks with dimensions down to 1 mm. The devices can run multiple diagnostic assays on one or more samples simultaneously, can incorporate positive and negative controls and can be programmed to display the results of the assays in a variety of patterns. The patterns of the results can encode information, which could be used to identify counterfeit devices, identify samples, encrypt the results for patient privacy or monitor patient compliance.
Biochemistry | Chemistry
© 2013 Royal Society of Chemistry.
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The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2LC40984D.