Toshiba has developed a test to diagnose 13 types of cancer one drop of blood

Toshiba has developed a test to diagnose 13 types of cancer one drop of blood

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Japanese corporation Toshiba announced the development technologies diagnostics of 13 types of cancer by one drop of blood with 99% accuracy.

The key element of the device is an small chip that analyzes the sample for less than in 2 hours. Principle his the work is based on the study of the types and concentration of microRNA molecules in the blood, secreted by cancer cells.

His can used to detect cancers of the colon, liver, breast, prostate, stomach, esophagus, lungs, pancreas, ovaries, bladder and biliary tract, and also sarcomas and gliomas.

Company representatives claim that their test can detect cancer faster and more accurately than others existing methods.

The device should hit the market in the next couple of years, after holding of all necessary tests. Its cost will not be more $ 180.

Toshiba has developed a test to diagnose 13 types of cancer one drop of blood

According to the published development strategy company, besides existing activities, in the future she will be actively develop medical equipment, including devices for genome analysis and cell diagnostics.

In the present time many researchers work over the creation of microchips that will be able to replace the medical laboratory. One of examples is a tiny silicon biosensor, which the can use for detecting viral infections, blood tests and diagnosing diseases.

text: Ilya Bauer, a photo: Toshiba

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