Smartphone microscope

Ozcan Lab at UCLA

a. Photographs of the mobile-phone based fluorescence microscopy platform for single DNA molecule imaging and sizing.  A Windows-based smart application running on the same mobile-phone was also created to transfer images from the phone to a custom-designed remote server and display the received DNA analysis results back on the screen of the phone.

b. A 3-D illustration of the same opto-mechanical attachment.

c. Schematic illustration of a simple DNA stretching method used in this work.

d. Representative fluorescence microscope images of stretched DNA molecules that are acquired by using the mobile-phone microscope (left) and a bench-top fluorescence microscope with a 100× oil-immersion objective lens, NA=1.3 (right). Scale bar, 10 microns.

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