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A semi-automated, field-portable microscopy platform for clinical diagnostic applications

Jagannadh, Veerendra Kalyan and Srinivasan, Rajesh and Gorthi, Sai Siva (2015) A semi-automated, field-portable microscopy platform for clinical diagnostic applications. In: AIP ADVANCES, 5 (8).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4915133


Clinical microscopy is a versatile diagnostic platform used for diagnosis of a multitude of diseases. In the recent past, many microfluidics based point-of-care diagnostic devices have been developed, which serve as alternatives to microscopy. However, these point-of-care devices are not as multi-functional and versatile as clinical microscopy. With the use of custom designed optics and microfluidics, we have developed a versatile microscopy-based cellular diagnostic platform, which can be used at the point of care. The microscopy platform presented here is capable of detecting infections of very low parasitemia level (in a very small quantity of sample), without the use of any additional computational hardware. Such a cost-effective and portable diagnostic device, would greatly impact the quality of health care available to people living in rural locations of the world. Apart from clinical diagnostics, it's applicability to field research in environmental microbiology has also been outlined. (C) 2015 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AIP ADVANCES
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 1305 WALT WHITMAN RD, STE 300, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 05:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52482

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