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Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2010 Mar 18;62(4-5):449-57. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2009.11.016. Epub 2009 Nov 30.

Nano/Microfluidics for diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries.

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Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Abstract

Nano/Microfluidic technologies are emerging as powerful enabling tools for diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases in both developed and developing countries. Miniaturized nano/microfluidic platforms that precisely manipulate small fluid volumes can be used to enable medical diagnosis in a more rapid and accurate manner. In particular, these nano/microfluidic diagnostic technologies are potentially applicable to global health applications, since they are disposable, inexpensive, portable, and easy-to-use for detection of infectious diseases. In this paper, we review recent advances in nano/microfluidic technologies for clinical point-of-care applications at resource-limited settings in developing countries.

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19954755
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PMC2829381
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10.1016/j.addr.2009.11.016
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