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Lab-on-a-chip: new way of performing biological analysis

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Lab-on-a-chip is a new way of testing the way substances interact in biological systems. Biological research used to be performed mainly in animals such as mice, rats and primates. Also in vitro testing has been used thoroughly for the development of new kinds of medicine. Testing on animals has not only been criticized because of ethical objections, this type of testing also has many practical disadvantages. For example, there are a lot of environmental factors that can affect the test results and Read more [...]

Lab-on-a-chip specialist

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Lab-on-a-chip explained A lab-on-a-chip is a technology that has huge potential in many areas where analysis of fluids is required. The common way to do this used to be sending samples to a laboratory, letting the laboratory analyse the sample and then getting the results back. This is a lengthy process, which could take anywhere from hours to days. The problem often lied in the specialised equipment needed to analyse samples, which are only beneficial to purchase for big laboratories. With the lab-on-a-chip Read more [...]