The 'mReader' Can Diagnose 96 Patient Samples Simultaneously

 - Apr 25, 2018
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A group of scientists working out of Washington State University and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a high-tech diagnostic device that isn't merely capable of studying a sample in order to make a disease diagnosis, but is actually capable of checking up to 96 samples simultaneously.

Dubbed the mReader, this particular diagnostic device comes equipped with 96 distinct sample compartments designed to hold the fluid of choice obtained from the patient. A special substance can then be added to the samples, prompting them to change color if the biological component of interest is present. The device then takes a photo of the sample, before analyzing it with the help of an algorithm-driven computer.

This diagnostic device costs only $50 to make in prototype form, and with that number set to fall further once the device is mass-produced, it's clear that the mReader is poised to be a revolutionary gadget in the medical field.