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New Biosensor Microchip Could Speed Up Drug Development, Stanford Researchers Say

April 19, 2011

a microchip with an array of nanosensors 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. Full Story

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