3D-Printed Field Test Kit Developed to Diagnose Leishmaniasis

Published by , July 10, 2018 1:49 pm

(3Ders.org)  The 3D printed field test kit has been designed by researchers to diagnose leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites that can produce ulcers on the skin and mouth, and sometimes even resort to death. Currently in the testing stage, the kit is being examined by Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The finished kit cost less than A$5,000 to create and is packed in an off-the-shelf Pelican case with foam laser-cut. The pack comes with special 3D printed microscopes that attach to a smart phone camera, converting the phone into a powerful 60x magnification microscope that can collect photos for diagnostic purposes.

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