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Microfluidic diagnostics for the developing world

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Abstract

For more than a decade, it has been expected that microfluidic technology would revolutionize the healthcare industry with simple, inexpensive, effective, and ubiquitous miniature diagnostic devices. To date, however, microfluidics has not yet been able to live up to these expectations. This fact has led to the recent development of new philosophies and methodologies for microfluidic diagnostics. In this Focus article, we will discuss some of the latest breakthroughs that could significantly impact medical diagnostics in the developing world.

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2012, accepted on 16 Feb 2012 and first published on 12 Mar 2012


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC90022J
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 1412-1416
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    Microfluidic diagnostics for the developing world

    X. Mao and T. J. Huang, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 1412
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC90022J

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