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Product qualification: a barrier to point-of-care microfluidic-based diagnostics?

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Abstract

One of the most exciting applications of microfluidics-based diagnostics is its potential use in next generation point-of-care (POC) devices. Many prototypes are already in existence, but, as of yet, few have achieved commercialisation. In this article, we consider the issue surrounding product qualification as a potential barrier to market success. The study discusses, in the context of POC microfluidics-based diagnostics, what the generic issues are and potential solutions. Our findings underline the need for a community-based effort that is necessary to speed up the product qualification process.

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Submitted
21 Feb 2013
Accepted
08 Apr 2013
First published
09 Apr 2013

Lab Chip, 2013,13, 2199-2201
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Product qualification: a barrier to point-of-care microfluidic-based diagnostics?

R. Tantra and H. van Heeren, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 2199
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50246E

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