Volume 94 Issue 6 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 8, 2016

Smartphone Biosensors Go Straight To DVD

Spectrometry: DVD diffraction gratings could pave the way for cheaper smartphone point-of-care sensors
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: DVD, smartphone, spectrometer

Lei Li of Washington State University has been captivated by the idea of using smartphones to perform spectrophotometry since researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), introduced it a few years ago. Because smartphones are ubiquitous and inexpensive compared with conventional analytical instruments, smartphone spectrometers are promising tools for performing biosensing assays and medical diagnostics outside the clinic or laboratory. . . .

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