UCLA researchers have developed a novel mobile phone-based fluorescence multi-well plate reader.
Key challenges with point-of-care (POC) tests include achieving a low cost, portable form and stable readout. Additionally, POC tests need to retain the same robust standards of benchtop and lab-based tests.
UCLA researchers working with Dr. Aydogan Ozcan have developed a fluorescence microplate reader integrated onto the optical camera interface of a mobile phone. This device uses a cost-effective fiber optic bundle to create the microplate reader.
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