Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a smartphone-based biosensor to measure molecules including proteins.

Working under a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the scientists plan to adapt smartphone cameras for use as high-resolution optical spectrometers, University of Illinois researcher and project leader Brian Cunningham told ProteoMonitor. This, he said, would allow them to use the phones for assays such as ELISAs and photonic crystal-based detection of protein-protein interactions.

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