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Paper based microfluidic devices for environmental diagnostics

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dc.contributor.author Govindasamy, K
dc.contributor.author Potgieter, S
dc.contributor.author Kumar, S
dc.contributor.author Land, K
dc.contributor.author Muzenda, E
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T13:22:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T13:22:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.citation Govindasamy, K, Potgieter, S, Kumar, S, Land, K and Muzenda, E. Paper based microfluidic devices for environmental diagnostics. The South African Institution of Chemical Engineers Conference 2012 (SAIChE 2012), Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 16-19 September 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6131
dc.description The South African Institution of Chemical Engineers Conference 2012 (SAIChE 2012), Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 16-19 September 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Microfluidics has found widespread application in the fields of molecular biology, DNA analysis and most recently, point of care diagnostics. We present a paper based microfluidic device for rapid, in-the-field detection of pathogenic bacteria in water. Conventional detection methods require a 24 hour culturing step, making them incapable of providing real time results. This means communities are allowed to continue using contaminated water until a result is obtained and a warning is issued. By then, it may be too late to prevent illness. The device makes use of the natural recognition properties of antibodies for antigens and uses nano-gold particles to create a visual test result. The device is designed using design programmes and manufactured using solid ink printing technology. Initial targeted users include municipal field workers and waste water treatment plants. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;9558
dc.subject Molecular biology en_US
dc.subject Microfluidic en_US
dc.subject Environmental diagnostics en_US
dc.subject Water safety en_US
dc.subject Water contamination en_US
dc.subject Paper based microfluidic device en_US
dc.title Paper based microfluidic devices for environmental diagnostics en_US
dc.type Conference Presentation en_US


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