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Process prototypes paper biochips

  September 1/8, 2008
Expose specially treated sheets of paper to ultraviolet light and heat and you can quickly and cheaply make prototype biochips.

Patterns defining the channels and reservoirs of a biochip can be printed, photocopied or hand-drawn on the paper. Exposed areas become hydrophobic and unexposed areas remain absorbent.

Paper biochips could make medical tests more widely available in less-developed regions of the world.

Research paper:
FLASH: A Rapid Method for Prototyping Paper-based Microfluidic Devices
Lab on a Chip, published online August 22, 2008

Researchers' homepages:
The Whitesides Research Group
Scott Phillips

Related stories and briefs:
Biochip printer -- a related biochip prototyping method
Printer writes micro 3D objects -- a printing technique that can be used to prototype biochips

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