Microfluidic diagnostic technologies for global public health

  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},
  • 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
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