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Lab-on-a-chip devices for global health: Past studies and future opportunities

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Abstract

A rapidly emerging field in lab-on-a-chip (LOC) research is the development of devices to improve the health of people in developing countries. In this review, we identify diseases that are most in need of new health technologies, discuss special design criteria for LOC devices to be deployed in a variety of resource-poor settings, and review past research into LOC devices for global health. We focus mainly on diagnostics, the nearest-term application in this field.

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The article was received on 08 Aug 2006, accepted on 10 Oct 2006 and first published on 27 Oct 2006


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B611455E
Citation: Lab Chip, 2007,7, 41-57
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    Lab-on-a-chip devices for global health: Past studies and future opportunities

    C. D. Chin, V. Linder and S. K. Sia, Lab Chip, 2007, 7, 41
    DOI: 10.1039/B611455E

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