Penn Engineers Can Detect Ultra Rare Proteins in Blood Using a Cellphone Camera

Penn Engineering
Feb 18, 2019 · 5 min read
Fluorescent markers attached to proteins speed past the researchers’ cellphone camera. An innovative strobing system allows individual markers to be differentiated from their neighbors, allowing an accurate count, even in the ultra-low concentrations associated with hard-to-diagnose conditions.
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The researchers’ detection system uses a standard cellphone camera.
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David Issadore and Venkata R. Yelleswarapu
Microdroplets that contain the protein in question are tagged with a fluorescent marker.
MIcrodroplets lining up into parallel channels for analysis.
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