IIT Kharagpur researchers develop low-cost blood test device
Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick.
According to IIT Kharagpur statement, the device requires only a paper strip-based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging.
For the total procedure, the blood test device requires a single drop of blood and a drop of reagent on the paper-based reaction chamber.
The key aspect of the kit, developed by a research team led by Prof Suman Chakraborty, is operational simplicity and extremely low running cost, it said.
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