Micro-device to help in early diagnosis of cancer

October 8, 2014 12:42 PM

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Micro-device to help in early diagnosis of cancer

New York: Researchers have invented a miniature device to test exosomes - minuscule membrane vesicles released from most cells - for an early diagnosis of cancer.

Dubbed the "lab-on-a-chip", the device promises faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis when compared with the conventional instruments used to examine these tiny biomarkers.

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