AC Medical Issues Microchip spots cancer quickly and painlessly

AC Medical Issues Microchip spots cancer quickly and painlessly

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Microchip spots cancer quickly and painlessly September 28, 2009 Megan Ogilvie http://www.healthzone.ca/health/articlePrint/701917 Toronto researchers have developed a portable device they say will accurately diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes. The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies. Now heading into the engineering stage, a BlackBerry-sized device should be available for doctors' use within two to three years and eventually could be tuned to detect a broad range of cancers and infectious ailments, the researchers say. "The goal would be to produce a result . .. while you're sitting in the waiting room," said engineering professor Ted Sargent, who holds the U of T's Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology. A paper on the work was published yesterday in the journal Nature Nanotechnology . The device uses a fingertip-sized microchip – fitted with microscopic meshing –
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