Sunday, October 17, 2010
Zero-cost diagnostics on papers
George Whitesides is a Chemistry professor at Harvard University, and his recent work seems to have the potential to change the way diagnostic medicine works. Dr. Whitesides and his team have recently developed a prototype “paper chip” that is capable of diagnosing multiple disease simply with the application of a blood drop.
Here is the talk given by Prof. Whitesides on paper diagnostics:
Here are the papers on paper diagnostics from the same research group:
Patterned Paper as a Platform for Inexpensive, Low-Volume, Portable Bioassays†, Angew Chem. 2007
Simple telemedicine for developing regions: camera phones and paper-based microfluidic devices for real-time, off-site diagnosis, Anal Chem, 2008
Three-dimensional microfluidic devices fabricated in layered paper and tape, PNAS, 2008
FLASH: A rapid method for prototyping paper-based microfluidic devices, Lab Chip, 2008
Understanding Wax Printing: A Simple Micropatterning Process for Paper-Based Microfluidics, Anal Chem, 2009
Paper-supported 3D cell culture for tissue-based bioassays, PNAS, 2009
Diagnostics for the Developing World: Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, Anal Chem, 2009
Electrochemical sensing in paper-based microfluidic devices, Lab Chip, 2010
Programmable diagnostic devices made from paper and tape, Lab Chip, 2010
Paper‐Based ELISA, Angew Chem, 2010
And more and more publications over the last 3 years have been published by Prof. Whitesides' research group. Known with his contibutions to microfludics, Prof. Whitesides is opening up a field on paper based diagnositics...