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Cell Phone Microscopy for Malaria Diagnosis

Daniel Fletcher of the University of California, Berkeley in the U.S. will develop a microscope that attaches to cell phones to capture high-contrast fluorescent images of malaria parasites. Custom software on the phone will automatically count the parasite load, with results and patient information wirelessly transmitted to clinical centers for tracking.

More information about Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria (Round 3)

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