The Many Roads to an Ideal Paper-based Device

  • Margot Karlikow
  • Keith PardeeEmail author


The recent Zika and Ebola virus outbreaks highlight the need for low-cost diagnostics that can be rapidly deployed and used outside of established clinical infrastructure. This demand for robust point-of-care (POC) diagnostics is further driven by the increasing burden of drug-resistant diseases, concern for food and water safety, and bioterrorism. As has been discussed in previous chapters, paper-based tests provide a simple and compelling solution to such needs.


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  1. 1.Leslie Dan Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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