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Paper microfluidics in bioanalysis

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“… the potential of microfluidics may soon be realized via paper microfluidics and particularly how it relates to bioanalysis, healthcare, medicine and point-of-care (POC) diagnostics.”

Since the pioneering work by Manz et al. nearly all areas of the chemical, biological, medicinal and agricultural sectors have integrated a microfluidic platform to examine a myriad of molecular species [1]. In fact, applications for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have proliferated at a speed reminiscent of the explosive use of microelectronics after the invention of the integrated circuit. Microfluidics is a combination of fluid mechanics, engineering, chemistry, surface science and biology (and frequently microscopy, optics, control systems, electronics and microfabrication) all in one.

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