Acoustofluidic sputum liquefaction device
An artist's conception of an acoustofluidic sputum liquefaction device used to mix liquids using ultrasonics. The device is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.
This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Portions of this work were carried out in the Penn State Nanofabrication Facility, a node of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.
Learn more about this research in the NSF News From the Field story On-chip processor: First step in point-of-care asthma and tuberculosis diagnostics. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 9, 2019)
Credit: Huang Lab
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