Scientists develop silicon-based chip for diagnosing diseases

11/19/2009 | BBC

Swiss scientists have developed a silicon-based chip that can show disease markers in the blood when placed under light. The device is cost-effective, needs only a small amount of blood to be able to diagnose diseases and gives out results in minutes, the researchers said. "We are giving back precious minutes to doctors so they can make informed and accurate decisions right at the time they need them most to save lives," a researcher said.

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