New needle-free blood Dx targets anemia in India

An engineer in India has come up with an inexpensive needle-free blood diagnostic that can help cheaply diagnose anemia, the Mumbai Mirror reports. Proponents see the test as very useful for pregnant women and testing in rural areas; anemia is common among lower income patients in South Asia, according to the story. Experts see inexpensive devices and diagnostics as an effective way to break into emerging markets. Story