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Optomagnetic Finger Scanner for Malaria

Eugene Chan of the DNA Medicine Institute in the U.S. proposes to develop a battery-powered non-invasive finger scanner to detect and measure hemozoin, a byproduct formed by malaria parasites, through the finger's capillaries. If successful, mass manufacturing of the scanner should be possible due to basic components.

More information about Create Low-Cost Diagnostics for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 4)

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