About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Smartphones can Replace Expensive Equipment Used for Live Cell Imaging

by Bidita Debnath on December 22, 2016 at 11:46 PM
Font : A-A+

 Smartphones can Replace Expensive Equipment Used for Live Cell Imaging

Instead of expensive equipment, smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells and observe their response to different treatments, show researchers.

Live imaging of cells is a very powerful tool for the study of cells, to learn about how cells respond to different treatments such as drugs or toxins.

Advertisement

The study published in the journal PLOS ONE showed that a simple smartphone can replace expensive equipment used for the process.

"The technology presented here can readily be adapted and modified according to the specific need of researchers, at a low cost," said Johan Kreuger from Uppsala University in Sweden.
Advertisement

"Indeed, in the future, it will be much more common that scientists create and modify their own research equipment, and this should greatly propel technology development," Kreuger said.

In the present study, old standard inverted microscopes that are very abundant at universities and hospitals were upgraded to high quality live imaging stations using a few 3D-printed parts, off-the-shelf electronics, and a smartphone.

It was shown that the resultant upgraded systems provided excellent cell culture conditions and enabled high-resolution imaging of living cells.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment 

Most Popular on Medindia

Color Blindness Calculator Find a Hospital Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Diaphragmatic Hernia Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Doctor Blood Donation - Recipients Blood - Sugar Chart How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Smartphones can Replace Expensive Equipment Used for Live Cell Imaging Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests