Browsing Tag: Photonics

Photonics for at-home disease detection

Hatice Altug and EPFL BIOS Laboratory colleagues are developing photonic chips that count individual biomolecules and determine their location.  This could identify trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers in blood or saliva and serve as an early-warning system for disease. The technology consists of an ultra-thin and miniaturized optical chip that,  coupled with a standard CMOS camera […]