Smartphone-Based IVD: Products, Trends, Potential Markets
The techniques that can most successfully harness mobile phone technology look to be lateral flow immunoassay-based tests, ELISAs, and spectrophotometry, as they are methodologies that use a tool that has become ubiquitous in the developed world and is on the rise globally, the smartphone camera. In recent years, researchers have been developing algorithms and machine learning systems that can scan and analyze colorimetric tests as accurately as a sophisticated piece of laboratory machinery, but at a fraction of the cost. While the technology appears yet to be in its nascent stages, there are quite a few examples of devices under development that employ these techniques.
This report, Smartphone-Based IVD: Products, Trends, Potential Markets describes some of the novel devices and early-stage projects that are seeking to combine the ubiquitous presence of smartphone technologies with microfluidics and other developments to improve testing capabilities and convenience. There report includes
- Current statistics on global smartphone usage
- Examples of partnerships, product launches, and development projects that are combining smartphones and IVD.
- Profiles of relevant companies.