New device brings us closer to coin-sized medical labs

Published January 30, 2018

An article on Tech Xplore reports on research by Kwang Oh, associate professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, and colleagues who developed a chip that uses two different types of forces – capillary- and vacuum-driven – to shrink the diagnostic function of a medical lab onto a chip the size of a small coin.

"The chip could become the basis for faster, more efficient and reliable lab on a chip devices. It puts us closer to using such devices where medical labs are lacking, such as the developing world, battlefields and even our homes," he said.

Read the story here.

Articles also appeared on Sensors Online, Engineering 360, Medical Product Outsourcing, Business Standard and MedGadget.