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Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing”

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  • Miaosi Li,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Vic, 3800 (Australia)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Junfei Tian,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Vic, 3800 (Australia)
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  • Dr. Mohammad Al-Tamimi,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Vic, 3800 (Australia)
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  • Assoc. Prof. Wei Shen

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Vic, 3800 (Australia)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Vic, 3800 (Australia)
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  • This work is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC). Funding received from ARC through grant numbers DP1094179 and LP110200973 is gratefully acknowledged. The authors thank Haemokinesis for its support through ARC Linkage Project. M.L. and J.T. thank Monash University Research and Graduate School and the Faculty of Engineering for their postgraduate research scholarships. The authors would like to specially thank Dr. E. Perkins and Dr. W. Mosse of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University for proof reading the manuscript.

Abstract

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A response in writing: A low-cost bioactive paper device is designed to perform ABO and RhD blood typing tests, and the paper reports the results in writing. This idea was inspired by the vision of the British author, J. K. Rowling, through her novel “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in which a piece of paper could be interrogated for information and unambiguous answers were received from the paper in writing.

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