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SELECTBIO Conferences Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Biosensors 2021

Andres Martinez's Biography

Andres Martinez, Professor, California Polytechnic State University

Andres W. Martinez is a 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. 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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Beyond Wax Printing: Fabrication of Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices Using Commercially Available Printers

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 19:30

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Paper-based microfluidic devices, also known as microPADs, are a promising platform for the development of point-of-care diagnostic devices. Like conventional microfluidic devices, microPADs can manipulate and analyze small volumes of fluids. Paper-based devices are also portable, inexpensive to fabricate, simple to operate, and can complete an assay without relying on electrical power or supporting equipment. To fabricate paper-based devices, hydrophobic inks are patterned onto sheets of paper to create hydrophobic barriers that define hydrophilic channels and test zones. One of the simplest and most popular methods of fabricating microPADs is known as wax printing, where a solid ink printer is used to pattern wax on paper. Unfortunately, solid ink printers were discontinued in 2016 and are no longer available commercially. This talk will describe our efforts to develop alternative methods of fabricating paper-based microfluidic devices using commercially available printers that retain the conveniences of wax printing.

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