Towards non- and minimally instrumented, microfluidics-based diagnostic devices.

  title={Towards non- and minimally instrumented, microfluidics-based diagnostic devices.},
  author={Bernhard H. Weigl and Gonzalo J Domingo and Paul LaBarre and Jay L Gerlach},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  volume={8 12},
In many health care settings, it is uneconomical, impractical, or unaffordable to maintain and access a fully equipped diagnostics laboratory. Examples include home health care, developing-country health care, and emergency situations in which first responders are dealing with pandemics or biowarfare agent release. In those settings, fully disposable diagnostic devices that require no instrument support, reagent, or significant training are well suited. Although the only such technology to have… CONTINUE READING

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