Expansion mini-microscopy: High-quality magnification on the cheap

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT have combined an innovative microscopy technique with a methodology for building inexpensive mini-microscopes, allowing them to capture images at a resolution that, until now, has only been possible with benchtop microscopes that are orders of magnitude higher in cost.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT have combined an innovative microscopy technique with a methodology for building inexpensive mini-microscopes, allowing them to capture images at a resolution that, until now, has only been possible with benchtop microscopes that are orders of magnitude higher in cost.
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A team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH; Boston, MA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) has developed a miniature microscope that combines Expansion Mini-Microscopy (ExMM; a hybrid microscopy technique) with a way to build inexpensive miniature microscopes. The microscope development has the potential to capture images at a resolution that is comparable with ultra-expensive benchtop microscopes, making it attractive for use in developing countries for point-of-care diagnosis.

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