MIT develops dye storing medical records under the skin

MIT develops dye storing medical records under the skin

by AFP, MSN News

MIT engineers have devised a novel way to record a patient’s immunization history: storing the information in a patterned dye that is invisible to the naked eye and delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine.

It is designed to bridge the gap that exists in medical records, particularly in developing countries, and emits a near-infrared light that can be detected by a specially equipped smartphone.

The new dye consists of nanocrystals called quantum dots and was described in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. 

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