The expanding role of paper in point-of-care diagnostics

Scott T. Phillips, Gregory G. Lewis

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This editorial discusses the expanding role of paper as a platform on which to build new point-of-care assays, particularly those intended for use in resource-limited settings. Successful diagnostics for use in these environments require a low-cost platform (possibly paper) as well as new assay strategies, reagents and materials for achieving selectivity and sensitivity. Paper provides a common platform for bringing these components together and serves as a low-cost medium for prototyping new point-of-care assays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalExpert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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