A dongle for smartphones will help to diagnose HIV and syphilis

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For the instant, the device can detect the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis, and can deliver results in just 15 minutes. “Coupling microfluidics with recent advances in consumer electronics can make certain lab-based diagnostics accessible to almost any population with access to smartphones. This kind of capability can transform how health care services are delivered around the world,” said professor Sia. The dongle will have a manufacturing cost of just $34. Early diagnosis and treatment is benefic in many situations and finally this invention has the ability to reduce deaths. Another thing to be noticed, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was instrumental in funding the smartphone dongle. They are also dedicated to help fight diseases like HIV, polio, and malaria in developing nations.

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