Microfluidic and Paper-Based Devices for Disease Detection and Diagnostic Research.
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Sep 12;19(9):
Authors: Campbell JM, Balhoff JB, Landwehr GM, Rahman SM, Vaithiyanathan M, Melvin AT
Recent developments in microfluidic devices, nanoparticle chemistry, fluorescent microscopy, and biochemical techniques such as genetic identification and antibody capture have provided easier and more sensitive platforms for detecting and diagnosing diseases as well as providing new fundamental insight into disease progression. These advancements have led to the development of new technology and assays capable of easy and early detection of pathogenicity as well as the enhancement of the drug discovery and development pipeline. While some studies have focused on treatment, many of these technologies have found initial success in laboratories as a precursor for clinical applications. This review highlights the current and future progress of microfluidic techniques geared toward the timely and inexpensive diagnosis of disease including technologies aimed at high-throughput single cell analysis for drug development. It also summarizes novel microfluidic approaches to characterize fundamental cellular behavior and heterogeneity.
PMID: 30213089 [PubMed – in process]