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Advances in microfluidics in combating infectious diseases

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Advances in microfluidics in combating infectious diseases
Abstract

One of the important pursuits in science and engineering research today is to develop low-cost and user-friendly technologies to improve the health of people. Over the past decade, research efforts in microfluidics have been made to develop methods that can facilitate low-cost diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resource-poor settings. Here, we provide an overview of the recent advances in microfluidic devices for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics for infectious diseases and emphasis is placed on malaria, sepsis and AIDS/HIV. Other infectious diseases such as SARS, tuberculosis, and dengue are also briefly discussed. These infectious diseases are chosen as they contribute the most to disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The current state of research in this area is evaluated and projection toward future applications and accompanying challenges are also discussed.

Keywords
Infectious diseases; Microfluidics; Malaria; Diagnostics; HIV; Sepsis; Point-of-care
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 34, Issue 4, July–August 2016, Pages 404–421
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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