A low-cost smartphone device that can test HIV, Syphilis

February 5, 2015 6:34 AM

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US researchers have developed a revolutionary device that can be plugged into the audio jack of a smartphone. It has proven to be almost as effective as the far expensive diagnostic blood testing equipment used for identifying antibodies for HIV and syphilis.

It has been developed by a team lead by Samuel Sia, associate professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York. Backed by a grant from the Gates Foundation and several other funders, the study was published on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicin...

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