Type: 
SSO Seminar
Date-Time: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 16:00
Location: 
WNGR 304
Event Speaker: 
Elain Fu
Local Contact: 
Bo Sun
Abstract: 

Paper microfluidics is a rapidly growing subfield of microfluidics that makes use of paper-like
porous materials to create analytical devices. Advantages of the use of porous materials include
capillary flow, removing the need for equipment for pumping fluids, and lower material costs
compared to traditional microfluidics-based devices composed of silicon or glass. The focus of
this seminar will be on the development of paper-based devices to automatically perform
multistep sample processing for high-sensitivity detection in a format that is appropriate for use
in low-resource settings. The discussion will include novel tools for controlling fluid flow in
paper microfluidic devices and examples of multistep sample processing in the context of human
disease diagnosis.