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SELECTBIO Conferences Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Global Health & Biosensors 2019

Andres Martinez's Biography



Andres Martinez, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University

Andres W. Martinez is an associate professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Andres completed his B.S. in chemistry at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in chemistry at Harvard University with George Whitesides. His current research is focused on expanding the capabilities of paper-based microfluidic devices for applications in point-of-care diagnostics.

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Harnessing Evaporation-Driven Capillary Flow For Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 11:15

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-08 11:15:002019-10-08 12:15:00Europe/LondonHarnessing Evaporation-Driven Capillary Flow For Point-of-Care DiagnosticsPoint-of-Care Diagnostics, Global Health and Biosensors 2019 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Paper-based microfluidic devices, also known as microPADs, offer a promising platform for the development of point-of-care assays for use in remote, resource-limited settings. Like conventional microfluidic devices, microPADs can be used to manipulate and analyze small volumes of fluids. Paper-based devices are also inexpensive to fabricate, portable, simple to operate, and can complete an assay without relying on electrical power or supporting equipment. MicroPADs typically wick fluids by capillary action, which provides a convenient mode of moving fluids through the device. This presentation will describe evaporation-driven capillary flow as a complementary approach for moving fluids through paper-based devices and the application of this approach toward automating multi-step assays that require a timed sequence of events.


Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-07 00:00:002019-10-09 00:00:00Europe/LondonPoint-of-Care Diagnostics, Global Health and Biosensors 2019Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Global Health and Biosensors 2019 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com