Bioimpacts. 2018;8(4):237-240.
doi: 10.15171/bi.2018.26
PMID: 30397578
PMCID: PMC6209828
Scopus id: 85056101467
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Editorial

Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) for fast and ultrasensitive sensing of biomarkers and monitoring of diseases

Abdollah Abdollahi-Aghdam 1,2, Mir Reza Majidi 2, Yadollah Omidi 1,3 * ORCiD

1 Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Biomedicine Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding author: Yadollah Omidi, Email: Email: yomidi@tbzmed.ac.ir

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Through the development of analytical techniques, microscaled devices have displayed attractive advantages, including ultrasensitive detection and analysis, cost-effectiveness, portability, process integrity, multi-process functionality, and in-situ analysis. In the last decade, a new generation of analytical devices has emerged based on the cellulose materials – so-called microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) – a field that will change the face of the diagnosis of different diseases and sensing of a wide range of biological/chemical/biochemical phenomena. The main aim of the current editorial is to highlight the importance of the µPADs in the research and development of diagnostic devices and pharmaceuticals.
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Submitted: 28 May 2018
Revised: 04 Jun 2018
First published online: 02 Jul 2018
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