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Mobile Phone Based Clinical Microscopy for Global Health Applications

  • David N. Breslauer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari

    Affiliations: UCSF/UC Berkeley Bioengineering Graduate Group, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Robi N. Maamari equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Neil A. Switz,

    Affiliation: Biophysics Graduate Group, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Wilbur A. Lam,

    Affiliations: Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel A. Fletcher mail

    fletch@berkeley.edu

    Affiliations: UCSF/UC Berkeley Bioengineering Graduate Group, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Biophysics Graduate Group, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006320

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good summary

Posted by mchelen on 31 Jul 2009 at 17:42 GMT

we have built a mobile phone-mounted light microscope and demonstrated its potential for clinical use by imaging P. falciparum-infected and sickle red blood cells in brightfield and M. tuberculosis-infected sputum samples in fluorescence with LED excitation.
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good summary

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