IIT-KGP researchers develop Phone App for cancer study
The Hindu (November 4, 2017)
A new smartphone App, SmartIHC-Analyser, developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur can now help in faster and more accurate evaulation of cancer after treatment. The App analyses the expression of a protein marker (Ki-67) for determining an increase in cancer cells. The App, now available for Android phones, analyses microscopic images of stained cancer tissue and in less than a minute tells if there is progression or regression of cancer cells post treatment.
The smart phone is fitted to the eye-piece of the microscope using a specially designed 3D-printed holder to take microscopic images of the cancer cells. To analyse proliferation, the colour variations in the stained cancer cells are studied. (Read More)