In just thirty minutes it is possible to detect cancer cells from blood or urine samples using a new technology developed by Taiwanese researchers.
According to Chen Chunping, a researcher at Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, there are certain special proteins in a cancerous human body called tumor markers. However, these biological markers may generally only be detected when they are present in high concentrations in the central or later stage of cancer, but the new technology can detect tumor markers from five micro-liters of blood or urine samples only in thirty minutes.
According to the researcher, the chip, that has been developed over a period of five years, will be used in a medical instrument.
Taiwanese experts are currently working together with a Russian research team to develop a similar technology for detecting Alzheimer’s disease.
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