This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

At $ 0.20, a


is the cheapest and fastest hand-spun centrifuge ever designed a

and can reach accelerates up to 125,000 revolutions per minute. Shaped from cardboard, fishing wire and timber; 90 seconds of rotating is appropriate to distinguish a blood test into blood-red and white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.

A longer rotate can distinguish the part of the blood are necessary in order to malaria testing. Nature Video reveals how this invention will enable basic diagnostic tests in areas without laboratory assets or electricity.

The paper has been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. You can read it here: http :// clauses/ s41551-016-0009

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