Origami-Based Microfluidics | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 45 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 7, 2011

Origami-Based Microfluidics

Texas chemists unveil method for fabricating 3-D microfluidic devices by folding lithographically patterned paper
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Analytical SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: microfluidics, medical diagnostics, origami, analytical testing

With a few quick folds of a sheet of photo­lithographically patterned paper, Hong Liu and Richard M. Crooks of the University of Texas, Austin, have devised a more functional assembly of paper microfluidic devices (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja2071779). In years past, George M. ­Whitesides and coworkers at Harvard University have reported making three-dimensional paper microfluidic devices, which have potential as low-cost medical diagnostic tools. In these devices, microfluidic channels and reservoirs . . .

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