HIV and syphilis biomarkers: Smartphone, finger prick, 15 minute diagnosis

Medical researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers — HIV and syphilis — from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. The device replicates, for the first time, all mechanical, optical, and electronic functions of a lab-based blood test without requiring any stored energy: all necessary power is drawn from the smartphone. —> Read More Here


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