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Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Cell phone gadget can cut cost of lab tool a thousand-fold
In the lab, cells and bacteria are checked and counted by flowing them past an expensive tool, a "flow cytometer". A $5 gadget added to your cell phone can replace a machine costing tens of thousands of dollars. The cost of finding out things is coming down everywhere.