Lab on a Chip Transforms Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Nanotechnology has enabled medical treatments that were unthinkable just a decade ago. Thanks to a tiny fabricated device called a Lab on a Chip, Purdue University scientists can now target and capture individual tumor cells, using only a blood sample from a cancer patient. This can potentially be a game-changer - not just for diagnosing cancer, but potentially for testing individualized therapies on those cells in a laboratory, before using them on a patient in real life.