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MIT's Plug-and-play Kit Transforms Paperfluidic Diagnostics

Video   Aug 13, 2018 | Video provided by MIT

 

Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices.

These “plug-and-play” devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among other functions.

The system was demonstrated in a paper published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, whereby the researchers showed how the Ampli blocks can form standard paperfluidic devices, without the need for external instrumentation.

Reference: 

Phillips, E. A., Young, A. K., Albarran, N., Butler, J., Lujan, K., Hamad-Schifferli, K., & Gomez-Marquez, J. (2018). Ampli: A Construction Set for Paperfluidic Systems. Advanced Healthcare Materials. doi:10.31224/osf.io/2qey3 

 
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