Smartphone accessory delivers HIV results in 15 minutes

February 4, 2015 9:01 PM

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Smartphone accessory delivers HIV results in 15 minutes

“This is one of a series of reports that is taking us forward to a new era of having a lab in your pocket,” said Eric Topol, author of “The Patient Will See You Now” and editor of Medscape.

In the same way that giant computers shrank to fingernail-size chips, engineers have been shrinking laboratory tests, said Samuel Sia, professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University and one of the study authors. It’s called microfluidics, and it has some big advantages over current lab t...

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