Interesting MIT research

March 13, 2007 at 8:36 am | Posted in Technical | Leave a comment

Here’s an interesting article for Dynamic’s friends in the medical devices and biotech industries. (Hi guys!)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have created an inexpensive method to screen for millions of different biomolecules (DNA, proteins, etc.) in a single sample-a technology that could make possible the development of low-cost clinical bedside diagnostics.

The work, based on tiny customizable particles, could also be used for disease monitoring, drug discovery or genetic profiling. Even though the particles are thinner than the width of a human hair, each is equipped with a barcoded ID and one or more probe regions that turn fluorescent when they detect specific targets in a test sample…. [Read More…]

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