Hand-held device allows patients to monitor their blood for cancer

Written by Ebony Torrington, Future Science Group

hand-held device for biomarker monitoring

Researchers from McMaster and Brock Universities (both ON, Canada) have developed a prototype for a hand-held device that reads cancer biomarkers, similar to a blood-sugar level monitor. The hand-held device, described in Angewandte Chemie, could remove the need for testing in a lab and can be used in a home or in a medical clinic. This hand-held device could pave the way for monitoring cancer at home. A research collaboration involving McMaster and Brock Universities created the prototype. McMaster University developed the hardware and the chip that reads the sample and Brock University created the technology that analyzes the sample....

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