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Diagnostics for global health: Hand-spun centrifuge

A 20 cent centrifuge made of paper and string and operated by hand can separate plasma from blood in about 90 seconds.

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  1. Meaghan Bond and Rebecca Richards-Kortum are in the Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA.

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    •  & Rebecca Richards-Kortum

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Correspondence to Rebecca Richards-Kortum.