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New Lab-on-chip Advance Uses Low-cost, Disposable Paper Strips


January 25, 2011

arrays of dots dipped in luminol Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis. The innovation represents a way to enhance commercially available diagnostic devices that use paper-strip assays. Full Story

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