A Chip for Liquid Biopsy
A new microfluidic chip analyzes urine samples to detect prostate cancer cells.
Michael Schubert | | Quick Read
This microfluidic chip is designed to analyze urine for the presence of prostate cancer cells. Developed at Russia’s Sechenov University, the chip separates large cancer cells from smaller, lighter benign cells present in urine. In pilot experiments, the chip correctly detected prostate cancer in 12 of 14 patients and confirmed its absence in 11 of 14 healthy volunteers.