Primary Goal is to Support Diagnostics and Telemedicine in Resource-Poor Regions
Imagine pathologists working with microscopes that don’t have a lens! That may be the future if technology currently under development by a UCLA engineering team can be used in various anatomic pathology or clinical laboratory applications.
UCLA engineer Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D., introduced his newest invention, a novel lensless microscope, in the journal, Lab on a Chip. The world’s smallest, lightest microscope is about the size of a large egg and built on the LUCAS (Lensless Ultra-wide-field Cell Monitoring Array) platform previously invented by Ozcan for use in telemedicine.