Convective PCR Thermocycling with Smartphone-Based Detection: A Versatile Platform for Rapid, Inexpensive, and Robust Mobile Diagnostics Chapter uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Development of portable PCR-based diagnostic instruments has potential to greatly expand availability of advanced health care technologies. But issues associated with cost, complexity, electrical power requirements, and product detection continue to make PCR challenging to deploy outside of conventional laboratory environments. Here we review exciting recent progress toward development of convective thermocycling approaches that promise to overcome these limitations, laying a foundation for a new generation of inexpensive and greatly simplified diagnostic tools that can be readily deployed in a host of field-based settings.

author list (cited authors)

  • Priye, A., & Ugaz, V. M.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Priye, Aashish||Ugaz, Victor M

Book Title

  • Microfluidic Methods for Molecular Biology

publication date

  • January 2016