lab on a chip

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lab on a chip

A semiconductor chip used to analyze the composition of a person's body fluids (blood, saliva, urine) for medical purposes. It combines microfluidics and semiconductor processing on the same structure. See microfluidics, organ on a chip, tissue engineering and nanotechnology.
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They discuss the state of the art of lab-on-a-chip research and its biomedical applications at the cell level.
Lab-on-a-chip, or microfluidics, technology is one of the many avenues instrument manufacturers are exploring to provide turnkey solutions that require only microliters of reagents.
After two decades of development and despite increased competition from alternative technologies and from more companies developing lab-on-a-chip products, lab-on-a-chip technology finally appears to be making its mark within the MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) industry, according to In-Stat.
However, given the truly revolutionary nature of the concept of the lab-on-a-chip, it would certainly be unfair to dismiss it on that basis.