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Allergic to Certain Foods? Test Your Meal on Your Phone

New research in Lab on a Chip presents the development of a “personalized food allergen testing platform, termed iTube, running on a cellphone that images and automatically analyses colorimetric assays performed in test tubes toward sensitive and specific detection of allergens in food samples.” Results of tests on commercially available cookies accurately quantified the existence of peanut particles leading researchers to believe that the cost effective and compact iTube appliance can be particularly useful for commercial use.

Read it in Lab on a Chip.