Cellphone technology developed to detect HIV

Scientific Research - 2018 - (305):

Cellphone technology developed to detect HIV

-New, affordable mobile device could aid people in developing countries.

-The management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries that lack infrastructure and trained medical professionals.

-Investigators have designed a portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology, with the ability to detect HIV viruses and monitor its management in resource-limited regions.

Mohamed Shehata Draz, Kamyar Mehrabi Kochehbyoki, Anish Vasan, Dheerendranath Battalapalli, Aparna Sreeram, Manoj Kumar Kanakasabapathy, Shantanu Kallakuri, Athe Tsibris, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Hadi Shafiee. DNA engineered micromotors powered by metal nanoparticles for motion based cellphone diagnostics. Nature Communications, 2018; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06727-8