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Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices fabricated by low-cost photolithography and embossing of Parafilm®

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Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) attract tremendous attention as an economical tool for in-field diagnosis, food safety and environmental monitoring. We innovatively fabricated 2D and 3D μPADs by photolithography-patterning microchannels on a Parafilm® and subsequently embossing them to paper. This truly low-cost, wax printer and cutter plotter independent approach offers the opportunity for researchers from resource-limited laboratories to work on paper-based analytical devices.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices fabricated by low-cost photolithography and embossing of Parafilm®

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The article was received on 12 Jan 2015, accepted on 12 Feb 2015 and first published on 12 Feb 2015


Article type: Technical Innovation
DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00044K
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Lab Chip, 2015,15, 1642-1645

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    Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices fabricated by low-cost photolithography and embossing of Parafilm®

    L. Yu and Z. Z. Shi, Lab Chip, 2015, 15, 1642
    DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00044K

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