Our work on paper-based urine diagnostics published in PNAS

Summary: Noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, are growing worldwide but are challenging to diagnose because biomarkers that can accurately detect in patients are scarce. We designed nanoparticles to reveal the presence of disease by producing a biomarker in urine that can be detected using paper strips similar to a home pregnancy test. This platform does not require expensive instruments, and may allow low-cost diagnosis of diseases in resource-limited settings.

Point-of-care diagnostics for noncommunicable diseases using synthetic urinary biomarkers and paper microfluidics, PNAS