Point-of-care tests to get even smarter

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A project to develop smart integrated miniaturised sensors (SIMS) is being led by Professor Tony Killard at UWE, Bristol (UK). This will take the point-of-care testing concept to a new level by building into a single strip a number of functions that include a nanobiosensor, a printed display, a printed battery and a mobile phone interface. The strip will do the test, calculate the result and offer a means of communicating it via a mobile phone. All this will be printed on to a paper-thin disposable device. Pointer to the future item: Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels. HealthCanal. Heads-up thanks to Toni Bunting.