Paper Microscope Folds Up Like Origami

Paper Microscope Folds Up Like Origami

Foldscope could revolutionize healthcare by offering a simple option for field-testing of infectious diseases for less than $1.

Alan Khanukaev
  • 11 march 2014

Foldscope is a microscope contained within a single sheet of paper that allows for fast and affordable testing of diseases like Malaria, Tuberculosis, and African Sleeping Sickness in developing nations. More than one billion people globally are at risk for Malaria, a disease that still claims one million lives every year. In many countries diagnosis can still take weeks or months, mostly because the availability and scalability of many of these traditional diagnostic devices are out of reach.

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