We present a cost-effective and highly-portable plastic prototype that can be interfaced with a cell phone to implement an optofluidic imaging cytometry platform. It is based on a PMMA microfluidic chip that fits inside an opto-mechanical platform fabricated by a 3D printer. The fluorescence excitation and imaging is performed using the LED and the CMOS from the cell phone increasing the compactness of the system. A custom developed application is used to analyze the images and provide a value of particle concentration.
R. Martínez Vázquez, G. Trotta, M. Paturzo, A. Volpe, G. Bernava, V. Basile, A. Ancona, P. Ferraro, I. Fassi, and R. Osellame, "Imaging cytometry in a plastic ultra-mobile system," Proc. SPIE 10055, Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings III, 100550H (Presented at SPIE BiOS: January 29, 2017; Published: 3 March 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251804.
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