Microfluidic diagnostic technologies for global public health

@article{Yager2006MicrofluidicDT,
  title={Microfluidic diagnostic technologies for global public health},
  author={P. Yager and T. Edwards and E. Fu and K. Helton and K. Nelson and M. Tam and B. Weigl},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={442},
  pages={412-418}
}
  • P. Yager, T. Edwards, +4 authors B. Weigl
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The developing world does not have access to many of the best medical diagnostic technologies; they were designed for air-conditioned laboratories, refrigerated storage of chemicals, a constant supply of calibrators and reagents, stable electrical power, highly trained personnel and rapid transportation of samples. Microfluidic systems allow miniaturization and integration of complex functions, which could move sophisticated diagnostic tools out of the developed-world laboratory. These systems… CONTINUE READING
    1,617 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Microfluidic diagnostics for the developing world.
    • 174
    • PDF
    Nano/Microfluidics for diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries.
    • 301
    • PDF
    Modular microfluidic cartridge-based universal diagnostic system for global health applications
    • 3
    Microfluidics at the crossroad with point-of-care diagnostics.
    • V. Linder
    • Computer Science, Medicine
    • The Analyst
    • 2007
    • 67
    Microfluidic diagnostics for low-resource settings
    • 20
    In vitro diagnostic platforms of the future; technological possibilities and challenges
    • L. Furuberg, Stig Morten Borch
    • Biology
    • Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Wearable, Micro, and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
    • 2009
    • 1
    • PDF
    Emerging Trends in Microfluidics Based Devices
    • 1

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 75 REFERENCES
    Blood-on-a-chip.
    • 558
    Protein biochip systems for the clinical laboratory
    • 74
    Fully integrated multiplexed lab-on-a-card assay for enteric pathogens
    • 23
    Point-of-care immunotesting: approaching the analytical performance of central laboratory methods.
    • 207
    A planar microfabricated fluid filter
    • 82