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Portable, Battery-Operated, Low-Cost, Bright Field and Fluorescence Microscope

  • Andrew R. Miller mail,

    andymill@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Beyond Traditional Borders, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Gregory L. Davis,

    Affiliation: Beyond Traditional Borders, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Z. Maria Oden,

    Affiliations: Beyond Traditional Borders, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mohamad Reza Razavi,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Abolfazl Fateh,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Morteza Ghazanfari,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Farid Abdolrahimi,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Shahin Poorazar,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Fatemeh Sakhaie,

    Affiliation: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Randall J. Olsen,

    Affiliation: Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ahmad Reza Bahrmand,

    Affiliations: Department of Mycobacteriology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran, Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mark C. Pierce,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Edward A. Graviss,

    Affiliation: Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Rebecca Richards-Kortum

    Affiliations: Beyond Traditional Borders, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: August 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011890

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Bravo

Posted by Rocco on 27 Aug 2010 at 20:04 GMT

Andrew - I commend you for your efforts and trust that the patent was intended solely as a measure of assuring the instrument's market cost remains affordable for those who would stand to gain the most from it. I admit that I’m quite astounded as to how you managed to outfit it with 4 objective lenses and keep total costs at $240 . . . In any case, a job well done!

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