'Where no chip has gone before'
(Article Precis, 20/Mar/1999, Issue 2178, p15)
Jonathan Knight reports on Motorola's decision to begin making
devices based on biochip technology; its first biochip product will
be a bloody analyser.
Motorola is the first company to embark on such a venture, saying it
intends to develop biochip devices that will fully incorporate both
electronic and biological components on silicon wafers.
Future products will likely include advanced genetic testing systems
and disease sensors. Such devices will be considerably smaller than
existing configurations which often have to include several seperate
systems for measurement, processing and data display. A DNA
purification biochip is an additional important long term goal.
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Precised by Ian Mapleson, 22/Mar/1999.