Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Gene-Scanning Chip Promises to Accelerate Biomedical Research

Photonics Spectra
Feb 1997
A small silicon chip developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses photolithographic and genetic engineering techniques to study several thousand genes simultaneously. The thumbnail-size GeneChip, developed with Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., carries an array of up to 100,000 DNA fragments, with which scientists can detect DNA-tagged genes like a bar-code scan. Using the technology, scientists could diagnose diseases and conduct biological and drug research faster and more efficiently.

Research & TechnologyTech Pulse

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!