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Paper-based Diagnostics

Current Status and Future Applications

Editors: Land, Kevin J. (Ed.)

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  • Introduces how paper-based diagnostics can be used in developing countries by comparing other, current diagnostic tests against the World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria
  • Examines how paper-based diagnostics can be integrated with other technologies, such as printed electronics and the Internet of Things, and details how academic and commercial groups can use them in their work
  • Outlines how semi-skilled personnel across a variety of fields can implement paper-based diagnostics 
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About this book

This book explores the status of paper-based diagnostic solutions, or Microfluidics 2.0. The contributors explore: how paper-based tests can be widely distributed and utilized by semi-skilled personnel; how close to commercial applications the technology has become, and what is still required to make paper-based diagnostics the game-changer it can be. The technology is examined through the lens of the World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria for low-resource countries (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid and robust, Equipment-free, and Deliverable to end-users). Its applications have to include: health technology, environmental technology, food safety, and more. This book is appropriate for researchers in these areas, as well as those interested in microfluidics, and includes chapters dedicated to principles such as theory of flow and surface treatments; components such as biomarkers and detection; and current methods of manufacturing. 

Discusses how paper-based diagnostics can be used in developing countries by comparing current diagnostic tests with the World Health Organization's ASSURED criteria

Examines how paper-based diagnostics could be integrated with other technologies, such as printed electronics, and the Internet of Things.

Outlines how semi-skilled personnel across a variety of fields can implement paper-based diagnostics

About the authors

Kevin Land is the Microsystems Platform Leader at The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Unmet Diagnostics Needs for the Developing World

    Pages 1-21

    Land, Kevin J. (et al.)

  • The Role of Paper Chemistry and Paper Manufacture in the Design of Paper-Based Diagnostics

    Pages 23-46

    Schabel, Samuel (et al.)

  • Critical Components and Innovations in Paper-Based Analytical Devices

    Pages 47-87

    Channon, Robert B. (et al.)

  • How Are These Devices Manufactured?

    Pages 89-122

    Morbioli, Giorgio Gianini (et al.)

  • Printed Functionalities on Paper Substrates Towards Fulfilment of the ASSURED Criteria

    Pages 123-170

    Smith, Suzanne (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96870-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96868-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paper-based Diagnostics
Book Subtitle
Current Status and Future Applications
Editors
  • Kevin J. Land
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96870-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96870-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96868-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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