Microfluidic diagnostic technologies for global public health

@article{Yager2006MicrofluidicDT,
  title={Microfluidic diagnostic technologies for global public health},
  author={Paul Yager and Thayne L. Edwards and Elain Fu and Kristen L Helton and Kjell E. Nelson and Milton R. Tam and Bernhard H. Weigl},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={442},
  pages={412-418}
}
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… 
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