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Sensors 2009, 9(5), 3713-3744; doi:10.3390/s90503713
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Nucleic Acid-based Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Integrated Microfluidic Platform Systems

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Received: 9 April 2009; in revised form: 12 May 2009 / Accepted: 18 May 2009 / Published: 18 May 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pathogen Sensors)
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Abstract: The advent of nucleic acid-based pathogen detection methods offers increased sensitivity and specificity over traditional microbiological techniques, driving the development of portable, integrated biosensors. The miniaturization and automation of integrated detection systems presents a significant advantage for rapid, portable field-based testing. In this review, we highlight current developments and directions in nucleic acid-based micro total analysis systems for the detection of bacterial pathogens. Recent progress in the miniaturization of microfluidic processing steps for cell capture, DNA extraction and purification, polymerase chain reaction, and product detection are detailed. Discussions include strategies and challenges for implementation of an integrated portable platform.
Keywords: pathogen; sensors; biosensors; PCR; DNA; microfluidics; μTAS; lab-on-a-chip pathogen; sensors; biosensors; PCR; DNA; microfluidics; μTAS; lab-on-a-chip
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Lui, C.; Cady, N.C.; Batt, C.A. Nucleic Acid-based Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Integrated Microfluidic Platform Systems. Sensors 2009, 9, 3713-3744.

AMA Style

Lui C, Cady NC, Batt CA. Nucleic Acid-based Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Integrated Microfluidic Platform Systems. Sensors. 2009; 9(5):3713-3744.

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Lui, Clarissa; Cady, Nathaniel C.; Batt, Carl A. 2009. "Nucleic Acid-based Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Integrated Microfluidic Platform Systems." Sensors 9, no. 5: 3713-3744.


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