March 21, 2011

New 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Could Diagnose Disease in Minutes

UC-Berkeley, University of California-Berkeley

UC Berkeley

BERKELEY — A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes. The device, developed by an international team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Dublin City University in Ireland and Universidad de Valparaíso Chile, is able to process whole blood samples without the use of external tubing and extra components.

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TAGGED: Medical Diagnostics, Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidics