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GCE Special: Malaria β-Haematin in blood results in synergistic attenuation enhancement: Studies with a conventional multimode reader and a custom LED device

May 27, 2013 - 19:50 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Eugene Y. Chan, Kristyn Maiorca, Candice Bae, Nathaniel Sharpe, Vinay Tripuraneni, Julia Z. Sharpe
Reference: 
MWJ 2013, 4, 7
Article type: 
Research
Abstract: 

The aim of this GCE project was to develop a non-invasive method for diagnosing malaria. In order to do this, we sought to identify a novel optical property of β-haematin that gives it a robust optical signature. The optical signature needs to be readily detected with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and photodiodes, which are compatible with low-cost operation in the developing world. The product is envisioned to be similar to a commercial fingertip pulse oximeter, which can be purchased for $20 and can be utilised for thousands of tests with a single battery.

 

 

 

 

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