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Portable point-of-care diagnostic devices

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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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29 Jul 2016
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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