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New Biosensor Microchip Could Speed Up Drug Development, Stanford Researchers Say
April 19, 2011
A new biosensor microchip that could hold more than 100,000 magnetically sensitive nanosensors could speed up drug development markedly, Stanford University researchers say. The nanosensors analyze how proteins bond--a critical step in drug development. The ultrasensitive sensors can simultaneously monitor thousands of times more proteins than existing technology, deliver results faster and assess the strength of the bonds.
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