Chip Can Diagnose HIV In 15 Minutes
The mChip is a cheap, portable and accurate device that analyzes a single finger prick.
The mChip is a device that uses a single finger prick to diagnose HIV in minutes. The blood sample is analyzed and data is sent to a medical records database in the cloud. This cheap and portable system has proved to be very useful in developing countries. It was developed by Columbia University professor Samuel Sia and his team. Sia said:
The idea was to make a large class of diagnostic tests accessible to patients in any setting in the world, rather than forcing them to go to a clinic to draw blood and then wait days for their results.