ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a microfluidic device to enable inexpensive point-of-care molecular testing. The researchers presented the work here today at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry annual meeting and lab expo.

Called mobiLab, the platform uses "magnetofluidic droplet microfluidics," Dong Jin Shin, the JHU researcher presenting the project, told GenomeWeb.

The platform is battery powered, and users can control it and process test data using a smartphone app.

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