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Cheap, Easy Solution For Paper-based Diagnostics Offered By Sticky Paper
2012-10-03 12:24:31

A current focus in global health research is to make medical tests that are not just cheap, but virtually free. One such strategy is to start with paper — one of humanity´s oldest technologies — and build a device like a home-based pregnancy test that might work for malaria, diabetes or other diseases. A University of Washington bioengineer recently developed a way to make regular paper stick to medically interesting molecules. The work produced a chemical trick to make...