The objective of the LabOnFoil project is to develop ultra-low-cost laboratories on chips (LOC)without compromising time response, sensitivity or simplicity of use. the uset will obtain the test results using a very popular interface (a smartphone) and a set of Labcards and skin patches, where the sample preparation and detection take place.

The project will validate the devices in four applications:

The future mass production of these novel diagnostic components will be guaranteed by the development of manufacture truly ultra-low-cost Lab-on-a-chip microsystems. The dramatic cost reduction will be based on the use of large films istead of wafer substrate. The smart mobile phone will offer a vast range of straightforward communication and interface capabilities. This strategy will turna smartphone into a portable diagnostic device. The Labcards and skin patches will demonstrate the wide range of applications and the potential of the technology.

The right balance between relevant, feasible and efficient research.
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