Microfluidic Device Provides Fast and Selective Detection of Low Levels of Vascular Disease Biomarkers, A*STAR Study  
4/14/2010 8:08:02 AM

Azo Nano -- The detection of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)-specific biomarkers for vascular diseases that exist at low concentrations in blood-is a time-consuming process that requires large blood-sample volumes from patients. To reduce patient discomfort and delay in vascular disease diagnosis, a team led by Yu Chen from the Institute of Microelectronics of A*STAR, Singapore, has developed a microfluidic device that rapidly detects low EPC levels in blood-cell samples.