New Micropumps for Hand-Held Medical Labs Produce Pressures 500 Times Higher Than Car Tyre, American Chemical Society Reveals

Published: Nov 05, 2012

In an advance toward analyzing blood and urine instantly at a patient's bedside instead of waiting for results from a central laboratory, scientists are reporting development of a new micropump capable of producing pressures almost 500 times higher than the pressure in a car tyre. Described in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, the pumps are for futuristic "labs-on-a-chip," which reduce entire laboratories to the size of a postage stamp.

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