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Sound waves separate biological nanoparticles for 'liquid biopsies'


September 18, 2017

Duke University researchers have developed a prototype device that uses sound waves to separate tiny particles called exosomes from blood samples. Cells produce exosomes to communicate with one another and could play a large role in future diagnostics and therapeutics. Full Story

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