Frugal Innovation in Bioengineering for the Detection of Infectious Diseases

  • Arvind K. Chavali
  • Ramesh Ramji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mary E. Natoli, Richard A. Schwarz, Meaghan Bond, Catherine E. Majors, Brittany A. Rohrman, Chelsey A. Smith et al.
    Pages 1-21
  3. Andy Kah Ping Tay, Bee Luan Khoo, Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani
    Pages 57-75
  4. Carmen Plasencia
    Pages 77-97
  5. Arvind K. Chavali, Ramesh Ramji
    Pages 113-115
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 117-119

About this book


This book introduces readers to the concept of 'frugal innovation' and describes novel low-cost technologies that aid in diagnosing infectious diseases. Rapidly deployable, portable, and affordable diagnostic tools have the potential to tremendously benefit populations in resource-limited settings and improve global health outcomes. Specifically, the book includes the following features:

Cutting-Edge Research: Thorough coverage of scientific advances related to frugal bioengineering that have been developed within the last few years. A few examples of technologies covered in detail include low-cost paper-based and CD-based microfluidic diagnostic systems.

Industry and Non-Profit Voices: Chapters written by scientists currently working in industry and philanthropic sectors. 


affordable innovations biomedical engineering development engineering global health infectious disease microfluidic-based diagnostics

Editors and affiliations

  • Arvind K. Chavali
    • 1
  • Ramesh Ramji
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.IlluminaSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66645-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66647-1
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