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Current Proteomics

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ISSN (Print): 1570-1646
ISSN (Online): 1875-6247

Biomedical Devices for Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Chips

Author(s): Yung-Sheng Lin, Ming-Yuan-Lee, Chih-Hui Yang and Keng-Shiang Huang

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [116 - 120] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/157016461102140917122234

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Abstract

This review summarizes studies published after 2013 related to pathogen detection using microfluidics and focuses on integrating microfluidics with optics, electrochemistry, acoustics, or cantilevers to detect pathogens. This review is divided into five sections. Section 1 introduces the presence of global health concerns and outbreaks caused by pathogens. Section 2 reviews conventional tools for pathogen detection and their disadvantages. Section 3 describes four microfluidic methods used for pathogen detection. Section 4 presents the challenges and future developments in microfluidics. Finally, Section 5 offers concluding remarks regarding microfluidics and suggestions for solving current challenges.

Keywords: Bacteria, chip, fungi, microfluidics, pathogen detection, virus.

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