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Medical Researchers Develop Silicon Chip for Detecting Cancer

February 15th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Source: Dailytech

 

Medical researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Biomicroelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS) have developed a new method of sampling circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood. The problem in the past with sampling these cells is that CTCs are rare in the blood stream and very fragile. Previous methods of analyzing CTCs require pre-processing of large blood samples, which often damaged the CTCs needed for testing.

 

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