Mobile Phone Microscopy
Can smartphones help bring molecular diagnostics to low- and middle-income countries?
Molecular diagnostics are a pillar of pathology, but as the technologies and methods evolve, we need increasingly complex assays and equipment. Unfortunately, in LMICs, where such diagnostics may be sorely needed, new technology isn’t always tenable. The solution? Smartphones, according to researchers from Sweden and California, who have developed an affordable attachment that transforms a phone into a biomolecular analysis and diagnostics microscope (1).
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