Cellscope: Mobile microscopy for single cell analysis

David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari, Wilbur Lam, Tom Hunt, Luke P. Lee, Daniel A. Fletcher

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Abstract

We have developed a portable, wireless telecommunications-enabled optical microscope and cell analysis device. Based on a camera-enabled cell-phone, the system consists of a high-resolution microscopy attachment for the cell-phone and a microfluidic device for blood sample loading and staining. With this system, we have captured high-resolution images of healthy and diseased blood smears and demonstrated its utility for cell counting using a microfluidic device. This integrated cell-phone microscope and cell analysis device could be useful for monitoring cancer patient blood counts at home, with the patients able to capture and transmit images of their blood to their physician for consultation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages456-458
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2008Oct 16 2008

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/12/0810/16/08

Keywords

  • Cell counting
  • Cell phone
  • Microscopy
  • Telemedicine

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    Breslauer, D. N., Maamari, R. N., Lam, W., Hunt, T., Lee, L. P., & Fletcher, D. A. (2008). Cellscope: Mobile microscopy for single cell analysis. 456-458. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008, San Diego, CA, United States.