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Portable Blood Analyzer

4. 10. 2017 | University of Washington | publishing.aip.org

The microfluidic device can detect the level of hemoglobin in a whole blood sample using optical absorbance without the chemical preparations of standard processes.

About one quarter of the world’s population suffers from anemia, a disease caused by a concentration deficiency of hemoglobin in red blood cells. To reduce the burden of anemia, health officials need a better picture of the disease's global impact, an understanding made viable by a portable and affordable way to analyze blood.

Blood analyzer

Researchers at the University of Washington developed a device smaller than a toaster that can detect the level of hemoglobin in whole blood samples using optical absorbance. The device only requires a few drops of blood for analysis.

Read more at University of Washington

Image Credit: Nikita Taparia, University of Washington

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