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Portable point-of-care diagnostic devices

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Abstract

The detection of specific species of interest (i.e., analytes) in samples (blood, urine, saliva, water, and food) at low concentrations is of utmost importance for improving human health and maintaining a high quality of life. While this is mostly achievable in lab-based settings found in the developed world, this is a major hurdle to overcome in resource-limited regions found in developing countries. Therefore, new technologies capable of detecting analytes in these challenging regions need to be developed. This review details the development of point-of-care diagnostics for detecting DNA, proteins, bacteria/pathogens, and other species that show promise for solving this major health issue, and improving the quality of life for those in the developing world.

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Submitted
29 Jul 2016
Accepted
10 Oct 2016
First published
01 Nov 2016

This article is Open Access

Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 7847-7867
Article type
Critical Review

Portable point-of-care diagnostic devices

W. Zhang, S. Guo, W. S. Pereira Carvalho, Y. Jiang and M. J. Serpe, Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 7847
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY02158A

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