Smartphone testing for Zika virus

30 June 2016

Prototypes of a portable test for Zika virus and a range of other diseases, using just a microchip plugged into a smartphone, may be available soon.

The new test could be performed from the comfort of the patient’s own home according to IMB's Professor Kirill Alexandrov

The technology can test for disease in blood, saliva, sweat, tears and urine. It was originally developed for diagnosing breast and prostate cancers, for personalised management of psychological stress, and to test the efficacy of drugs such as immunosuppressants in individual patients.

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