Low-Cost Microdevices for Point-of-Care Testing

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Microdevices enable clinical diagnostics to be miniaturized for use at the point-of-care (POC). Microdevices can be composed of microfilters, microchannels, microarrays, micropumps, microvalves, and microelectronics, and these mechanical and electrical components can be integrated onto chips to analyze and control biological objects at the microscale. The miniaturization of diagnostic tests offers many advantages over centralized laboratory testing, such as small reagent volumes, rapid analysis, small size, low power consumption, parallel analysis, and functional integration of multiple devices. Here, we review work on the development of microdevices to diagnose disease at POC settings.


Microfluidic Device Microfluidic Chip Noncommunicable Disease Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Nucleic Acid Testing 
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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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