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Besides Detection: Other Usage of Paper-Based Devices

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DOI: 10.23977/msom.2022.030205 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 620


Yufei Wang 1, Daohong Zhang 1


1 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Aquatic Science and Technology, School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Tianjin Chengjian University, Tianjin, China

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Daohong Zhang


Fabricated paper-based microfluidic setups and devices were widely utilized in the field of low-cost and onsite detection, such as disease diagnosis, food safety analysis, and environmental pollution monitoring. The results could be determined with bared eyes. Those setups could also serve as a tool for quantitative and semi-quantitative measurements, with the aid of a small result reading device. It is easy to distabpose those used devices by burning, without risk to cause environmental pollution. Besides analytical tools, those paper-based microfluidic setups were also designed for other purpose, including timer, cell culture, touchpads, etc. Though research in those field were far less than the detection platforms, they were very interesting and open-minded. In this paper, I’ll briefly introduce paper-based microfluidic devices, following by reviewing those interesting studies. Hope some significant researches could be inspired by those meaningful studies.


Paper-based microfluidic devices, Detection, Fabrication


Yufei Wang, Daohong Zhang, Besides Detection: Other Usage of Paper-Based Devices. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2022) Vol. 3: 31-35. DOI:


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