CellScope wins Intel Inspire-Empower Challenge

April 7, 2009

In yet another high profile win, the CellScope project has won one of four prizes in the international Intel Inspire-Empower Competition.
Intel’s INSPIRE•EMPOWER Challenge called for the best technology solutions to address four areas of global need – education, healthcare, economic development, and the environment. The Challenge was designed to inspire developers, individuals, and organizations to innovate and empower them to deliver new ways to apply technology to these issues. The CellScope was among only four projects selected from over 200 applications from 44 countries. The project will receive $100,000 to help fund further research.

CellScope is a mobile microscopy system that turns camera-enabled mobile devices into handheld microscopes to provide a portable and inexpensive way to diagnose and monitor infectious diseases in the developing world. The project is led by Bioengineering Associate Professor Dan Fletcher, along with several BioE grad students and alumni, and grew from an undergraduate class project in Fletcher’s optics course.

Read more that the Intel Challenge website

Congrats again CellScope!