The Miroculus produces 3D printed microRNA used to diagnose and monitor illness and imbalances. In order to profile microRNA, a patient’s blood is filtered through plates engineered to detect and retain specific molecular structures commonly indicative of disease. The plate produces a green light when the sample retains sufficient levels of a particular molecular structure. The testing process takes about an hour, after which the device sends data directly to a smartphone. With raw data in hand, the user inputs this information into an app that analyzes the data and files it into a report made available online in personalized charts. Akin to the nature of 3D printers, this device makes biochemical analysis readily available to real people in real time.
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