Flexographically printed fluidic structures in paper

Juuso Olkkonen (Corresponding Author), Kaisa Lehtinen, Tomi Erho

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    This Technical Note demonstrates a simple method based on flexographic printing of polystyrene to form liquid guiding boundaries and layers on paper substrates. The method allows formation of hydrophobic barrier structures that partially or completely penetrate through the substrate. This unique property enables one to form very thin fluidic channels on paper, leading to reduced sample volumes required in point-of-care diagnostic devices. The described method is compatible with roll-to-roll flexography units found in many printing houses, making it an ideal method for large-scale production of paper-based fluidic structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10246-10250
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnalytical Chemistry
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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