Application of microfluidic device to malaria diagnosis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
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Of many diagnostic devices and technology developed, microfluidics could be superior in terms of ease of fabrication, cost, portability, speed and sensitivity. The application of diagnosis of malaria infection by microfluidics is studied. Malaria infected red blood cells will cause a cell stiffening, and the different behaviors of iRBCs could be detected by microfluidics. The malaria market and various business model is analyzed, and a suitable business model could be chosen to commercialize this device. However, limitations exist at current stage.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007."September 2007."Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-47).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.