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Flexible and easy-to-use microfluidic systems are suitable options for point-of-care diagnostics. Here, we investigate liquid transport in fluidic channels produced by stencil printing on flexible substrates as a reproducible and scalable option for diagnostics and paper-based sensing. Optimal printability and flow profiles were obtained by combining minerals with cellulose fibrils of two different characteristic dimensions, in the nano- and microscales, forming channels with ideal wettability. Biomolecular ligands were easily added by inkjet printing on the channels, which were tested for the simultaneous detection of glucose and proteins. Accurate determination of clinically relevant concentrations was possible from linear calibration, confirming the potential of the introduced paper-based diagnostics. The results indicate the promise of simple but reliable fluidic channels for drug and chemical analyses, chromatographic separation, and quality control.
- fluidic channel
- liquid wicking materials
- multisensing assay
- paper-based microfluidics
- stencil printing
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BioELCell: Bioproducts Engineered from Lignocelluloses: from plants and upcycling to next generation materials
Rojas Gaona, O., Abidnejad, R., Ajdary, R., Bhattarai, M., Garcia Greca, L., Klockars, K., Dufau Mattos, B., Majoinen, J., Ressouche, E., Robertson, D., Reyes Torres, G., Johansson, L., Kämäräinen, T., Zhu, Y., Zhao, B. & Tardy, B.
30/07/2018 → 31/07/2023
Project: EU: ERC grants
01/05/2018 → 31/12/2022
Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding
INNPAPER: Innovative and Smart Printed Electronics based on Multifunctionalized Paper: from Smart Labelling to Point of Care Bioplatforms
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2021
Project: EU: Framework programmes funding