Web Date: January 26, 2011
Diagnostics In The Palm Of Your Hand
A sheet of paper and a mobile phone together could create a cheap, portable alternative to typical laboratory-based and expensive diagnostic techniques. Researchers in Australia have created a simple medical device that generates signals based on electrochemiluminescence (ECL) that camera phones can capture (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac102392t).
Colorimetry and electrochemistry are already standard ways to detect molecules in paper devices. But analytical chemist Conor . . .
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