MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios
MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios
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MIT develops dye for storing medical records under the skin

  • Patterned dye that is invisible to the naked eye, but can be detected by a specially equipped smartphone, records a patient’s immunisation history
  • It has so far been tested only on cadavers and rats but its researchers hope to begin human testing in Africa in the next two years

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MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios
MIT engineers have developed a way to store medical information under the skin, using a quantum dot dye that is delivered by a microneedle patch. The dye, which is invisible to the naked eye, can be read later using a specially adapted smartphone. Image: Second Bay Studios
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