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
  • 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


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