Designing affordable microchemistry laboratory for clinical diagnosis, education and field work

Kikuchi, Akira, Mahmood, Alaa Mohammed, Romaidi, Romaidi, Agustina, Vita, Nurkasanah, Siti, Putra, Wira Eka, Savitri, Evika Sandi, Muchtaromah, Bayyinatul and Musa, Mutah (2015) Designing affordable microchemistry laboratory for clinical diagnosis, education and field work. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (9). pp. 82-85. ISSN 1991-8178

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This article aims to investigate facile low-cost fabrication technique for microchemistry device. Affordable laboratory capacity for resource limited community was the targeted. The applied strategy was microfluidic paper base analytical devices (μ-PADs) assemblage on adhesive paper mount, which showed good performance for analytical capability and cost efficiency. The assembling process did not require any particular equipment or extensive technical training. Material cost was only 0.03 USD per a device. Finally, the offered prototype product was a simple plastic model , which consisted of μ-PADs elements, e.g. color code chart, double side adhesive tape, microfluidic channel, and blue print patterned paper mount in plastic zip lock bags enclosed in an envelop, which can be sent by mail service. The designing strategy was “to depend on users‟ resourcefulness” after extreme fixed costs had been eliminated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Adhesive tape; Community; Lab-on-paper; Microfluidic paper based analytical device
Subjects: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Bayyinatul Muchtaromah
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 08:58


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