30 August 2009

Implantopsy ~ Tiny Injectable Cancer Monitor

Very cool that MIT's injectable bio-scope's in Beyond the Biopsy: A Tiny Monitor for Cancer by Anne Eisenberg in the NYTimes...
"Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created prototypes for cancer monitors the size of a grain of rice, small enough to fit easily into the bore of a biopsy needle. Tiny coated particles inside the devices can bind with molecules linked to cancer at the site, creating minuscule clumps that can be detected by a non-invasive scan like an MRI, said Michael J Cima, a professor of materials science and engineering at MIT and leader of the team that created the devices."

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