NEW YORK (360Dx) – University of Washington researchers are developing a low-cost paper-based diagnostic platform that integrates quantum dots, a cellphone camera, and an ultraviolet light-emitting diode to detect infectious diseases at the point of care.

The components of the test that they are producing, the researchers said, are so inexpensive that the tests could potentially be purchased for $1, and be used with any existing smartphone to read the result.

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