Novel concepts in support of improving clinical management of RTIs: Distinguishing viral from bacterial pneumonia
A transparant, polymer based synthetic microfluidic paper
Lateral flow tests, with the pregnancy test as the most well-known archetype, are fast and easy to use, making them excellent tools for use at home or in primary care settings. Today’s test are made from natural materials such as paper and nitrocellulose substrates, resulting in inherent limitations in limit of detection that stem from the irreproducible microstructure, surface chemistry and opaqueness of these natural materials. In this project, a transparent, polymer-based synthetic microfluidic paper for lateral flow assays will be developed that preserves benefits such as low-cost, speed and ease of use. The developed solution will be integrated with bioassays developed by ESRs 1 and 4.