Published in Blood Weekly, October 5th, 2000
Such chips - called biological microelectromechanical devices (bioMEMS) - are less than half the width of a human hair. They could contain drugs, muscle cells, or even be equipped to monitor a patient's condition minute-to-minute. And these devices already show therapeutic potential for treating heart disease and diabetes.
"The development of these microscopic chips will let us do a whole host of exciting things in biomedicine," said Robert...
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