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Lab-on-a-chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants


June 12, 2017

Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers University engineers have invented biosensor technology--known as a lab-on-a-chip--that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants. Full Story

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