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dc.contributor.authorCasals Terré, Jasmina
dc.contributor.authorFarré Lladós, Josep
dc.contributor.authorZuñiga, Allinson
dc.contributor.authorRoncero Vivero, María Blanca
dc.contributor.authorVidal Lluciá, Teresa
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Expressió Gràfica a l'Enginyeria
dc.identifier.citationCasals-Terré, J., Farré-Lladós, J., Zuñiga, A., Roncero, M.B., Vidal, T. Novel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays. "Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials", 3 Octubre 2018.
dc.description.abstractPaper-based microfluidics devices can create a new healthcare model. Cellulose is carbohydrate polymer biocompatible and hydrophilic. These characteristics enhance the development of user-friendly diagnostic devices, but the link between paper manufacturing process and performance of the devices is still unclear. Previous studies focused on either commercial papers or lab papers from wood-cellulose fibers, with different basis-weight. This work introduces the effect of refining process and lab paper from nonwood-cellulose fibers, focusing on sisal fibers to overcome the aforementioned challenge. Structural characteristics of paper, such as basis-weight and degree of refining, are optimized and correlated with blood typing test resolution. Unrefined sisal paper of 50 g/m2 and 100 g/m2 basis-weight exhibit a higher gray intensity level than refined paper, and also maximal capillary rise and a pore size suitable for blood grouping tests. Two different blood types were evaluated with results consistent with the traditional methods, testifying the usefulness of this methodology.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria biomèdica::Biomaterials
dc.subject.lcshBiomedical materials
dc.subject.otherSisal-based paper
dc.subject.otherPaper-based microfluidics
dc.subject.otherBlood typing test
dc.subject.otherPoint-of-care testing (POCT)
dc.titleNovel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays
dc.subject.lemacMaterials biomèdics
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MICROTECH LAB - Microtechnology for the Industry
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CELBIOTECH - Grup de Recerca: Enginyeria Paperera
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorCasals-Terré, J., Farré-Lladós, J., Zuñiga, A., Roncero, M.B., Vidal, T.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials

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