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Gene-Testing Machine for Doctors

Posted on: December 2, 2009

A desktop instrument recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration might finally bring pharmacogenomic testing–the use of a patients genetic information for drug prescription decisions–to the mainstream. The device, made by Nanosphere, a startup based in Northbrook, IL, can, in a matter of hours, detect genetic variations in blood that modulate the effectiveness of some drugs. Dubbed Verigene, the technology employs a combination of microfluidics and nanotechnology, housed in a single plastic cartridge, to pull DNA from a blood sample and then screen it for the relevant sequences.

via Technology Review: Gene-Testing Machine for Doctors.

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1 Response to "Gene-Testing Machine for Doctors"

Interesting.! Would like to know more about this.

Thanks,
Abhiram.

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