Microchip based bioscience tools

There is the potential for massive increase in measurement capacity for bioscience applications like gene sequencing and sensing possible because researchers and companies are building sensors on based on silicon microchip technology and other technologies developed for computer hardware advancement.

Researchers are designing micro/nano tools etched in silicon microchips; because there is a massive amount of expertise that’s been developed in the computing applications of micro/nano manufacturing once a tool is designed for a biological application it should be straightforward to rapidly increase the capacity of the tool by shrinking and replicating the structure on the chip.

In theory, chip fab facilities and equipment that are obsolete from the perspective of the microprocessor industry should be useful for micro-bio-processing applications.

 

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