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Saturday, June 04, 2005
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Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden, are developing a portable laboratory that enables mobile phone users to conduct a quick and accurate analysis of blood samples. A disposable microfluidic chip that is able to analyse blood samples and thereby identify inflammatory conditions, the need for antibiotics and the risk of heart disease.
Attached to the phone, the chip measures quantities of specific biomarkers such as CRP, Troponin I or T, and BNP in blood samples. A micro pump, which is based on paraffin expansion and powered by the mobile phone battery, pushes the sample through channels, filters and the reaction chamber on the chip.
After analyzing your blood sample, the phone would then forward the results to your doctor. This technology would be really beneficial towards those who are diabetic, as they wouldn't have constantly keep track of the results of their blood tests.
Here is a picture showing a "diagram" of how it works.
Photo from Cellular News
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