Small Chip Runs 50 Blood Tests With Single Drop Of Blood

Small Chip Runs 50 Blood Tests With Single Drop Of Blood
Innovation

Instead of giving a full vial of blood, this pocket-sized device can do lots of tests with just a tiny amount.

Emma Hutchings
  • 9 january 2013

Instead of having a blood test and giving a full vial of blood, this tiny device runs fifty different tests at once with just a single drop. The V-chip (volumetric bar-chart chip) was created by scientists at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Preliminary tests of the device have been published by Nature Communications.

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