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Mobile Diagnostics: Next-generation Technologies for in vitro Diagnostics


The emergence of wide range of applications of smartphone along with advances in ‘liquid biopsy’ has significantly propelled medical research particularly in the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD). Herein, we have presented a detailed analysis of IVD, their associated critical concerns and probable solutions. It also demonstrates the transition in terms of analytes from minimally invasive (blood) to non-invasive (urine, saliva and sweat) and depicts how different features of smartphone can be integrated for specific diagnostic purposes. This review basically highlights recent advances in the applications of smartphone-based biosensors into IVD keeping the following factors into account: accuracy and portability; quantitative and qualitative analysis; and centralization and decentralization test. Furthermore, the critical concerns and future direction of diagnostics based on smartphones are also discussed in the section ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

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The article was accepted on 10 Feb 2018 and first published on 13 Feb 2018

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C7AN01945A
Citation: Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Mobile Diagnostics: Next-generation Technologies for in vitro Diagnostics

    J. Shin, S. Chakravarty, W. Choi, K. Lee, D. Han, H. Hwang, J. Choi and H. Jung, Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7AN01945A

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