The VereTrop chip can recognize 26 pathogens, detecting 15 different diseases on one chip, for a cost of US$100. While there are still doubts over the price of the one-use chip, its versatility and ease of use is a promising solution for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in remote areas.
The full article can be found on SciDev.Net through the following link: http://www.scidev.net/global/health/news/us-100-chip-may-ease-diagnosis-of-15-tropical-diseases-1.html
What are your thoughts on this? Is it worth the price? How much would you pay for a microchip? Is this the solution for offering diagnostics in remote areas?