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Acoustic Cell-sorting Chip May Lead to Cell Phone-sized Medical Labs

October 2, 2012

a cell-sorting device A technique that uses acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices that could make Star Trek's tricorder seem a bit bulky in comparison, according to a team of researchers. Full Story

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Pennsylvania State University

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