Printed paper electronics: A microfluidic paper-based healthcare chip through inkjet printing technology

Kento Maejima, Toshiharu Enomae, Akira Isogai, Koji Suzuki, Daniel Citterio

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Herein, the potential and industrial feasibility of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) are evaluated. The μPADs are a new kind of diagnostic tools that can offer a facile, ultra-low-cost and quantitative analysis. Since they are made of paper, they are easy-to-handle, highly producible and readily disposable. Until now, various methods for microchannel patterning have been developed. In terms of mass production, we note the viability of industrialization of μPADs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalKinoshi Kenkyu Kaishi/Annals of the High Performance Paper Society, Japan
Publication statusPublished - 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Media Technology

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