This Inexpensive Sensor Can Detect Biological Markers Of Cancer

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 20, 2016
References: news.wsu.edu & sciencedirect
A group of scientists and engineers working out of Washington State University have gone ahead and developed a remarkably inexpensive smartphone sensor that is designed to be able to attach to devices and detect the presence of tell-tale cancer bio-markers.

While the concept of disease-detecting smartphone sensors is not new altogether, what makes this particular offering unique is the fact that it can monitor eight samples at a time. The device is said to be able to perform with 99 percent accuracy despite its portable form factor.

Ultimately, the big advantage with this smartphone sensor is that it allows diagnostic teams to enjoy quality as well as quality, by enabling them to test large samples at a time without having to compromise on precision.