A group of scientists based in the UK have developed an innovative 'lab-in-a-briefase' that is essentially an inexpensive and highly portable diagnostics tool. This contraption can be used to detect cancer bio-markers on the go, and takes as little as 15 minutes to offer accurate results.
This contraption uses a unique micro-fluid test strip to detect varies forms of cancer bio-markers by examining a blood sample, and works similar to a pregnancy tests. This system can test whole blood without the need to prepare samples.
Cancer detection is complicated even with the most advanced technology and the best doctors, but the problem is worsened in developing countries where high-tech diagnostic technology and equipment are often unavailable. The lab-in-a-briefcase tackles this by making it possible to carry out these tests on the go with minimal human resources and time.