Assessment of Paper Types for Cell Free Reactions
Technical Report,01 Nov 2017,30 Mar 2018
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Oak Ridge United States
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Cell-free systems are currently targeted as a potential method to enhance the detection of chemical and biological threats in the environment. Recent studies have shown a functional way to carry out cell-free reactions on paper. Freeze-drying cell-free reaction solutions onto paper can provide convenient field-forward characteristics such as low weight, easier handling and distribution, and long-term storage capabilities. The work described herein focuses on the exploration and testing of several materials that can be used for cell-free reactions. A variety of chromatography papers and synthetic filter membranes were examined to identify suitable materials for qualities such as portability, stability, flexibility, in-field viability, relatively low cost, and favorable surface properties that allow for quick display and optimum brightness of colorimetric output.
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