SpinChip Creates Rapid Blood-Analysis Device

Published: Nov 09, 2012

SpinChip’s eponymous device is said to draw a blood sample directly from the patient’s fingertip into small analytical chips that are placed in a microcentrifuge. Inside the chip, the fluids and dry components of the sample are separated, launching a number of reactions that take place in a series of tiny channels without any need for pumps or valves. The results are said to be read out optically within a couple of minutes.

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