Portable microscope simplifies malaria diagnosis

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More than half the world’s population are at risk from malaria. Diagnostic procedures are time consuming, expensive and require special expertise and training. In many of the places where the risk of malaria is highest, these procedures are out of reach. Now, a group of researchers from TU Delft University have devised an innovation that could automate the analysis of blood samples. Called the Excelscope, this innovation could reduce the workload of staff and the cost of diagnosis.

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