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biochip

[′bī·ō‚chip]
(electronics)
An experimental type of integrated circuit whose basic components are organic molecules.
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The key players in global biochips market are Agilent technologies Affymetric Inc, Gene system Inc, Agendia BV Inc, Customarray inc, Digital genomics inc, Bio chain institute Inc, Biomerieux SA, Bio-rad laboratories inc, Cepheid Inc, Caliper life sciences Inc, Cybrdi Inc, EMD Millipore, Elim Biopharmaceuticals, Falcon Genomics and Genalyte.
After pretreatment, biochips underwent a silanation activation process, and then an additional reaction with a bifunctional linker was performed when dictated by the immobilized biomolecule.
Biochip fabrication, one of the many kinds of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) fabrication processes now reaching volume production, involves a cross-disciplinary synergy between silicon device fabrication, the design and fabrication of microfluidic structures, and the preparation and modification of thin film surfaces and their chemistries.
The CombiMatrix system will allow Roche to provide biochips with the desired changes within a few days.
Novel commercial applications for biochips will soon include industrial and environmental testing, identity testing such as forensics and paternity determination, and development of photonic and electronic devices.
Thermo BioAnalysis plans to develop a high-throughput biochip to microarray DNA based on Interactiva's synthesized biomolecules.
Global Biochip Markets: Microarrays and Lab-on-a-Chip
Usage of biochips has increased in the past decade as its application varies from high throughput screening in drug discovery to personalized medicine.
Pasadena, CA, 8/2/99-Motorola and Clinical Micro Sensors entered a multi-year strategic alliance to explore developments in biochip technology and distributed electronics, which could be used to detect and treat disease, manage the food supply, and protect the environment.
The global biochips market is segmented into DNA microarrays, protein microarrays (expressional, functional, and reverse), lab-on-chip (LOC), and other arrays that include cell array and tissue array (frozen array and formalin fixed paraffin embedded array).
The development of biochips is a major thrust of the rapidly growing biotechnology industry in the US.