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Device May Lead to Quicker, More Efficient Diagnostics
March 11, 2013
A twist on thin-film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously, leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security, according to Penn State researchers.
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