Toshiba has developed a DNA chip that utilizes complementary metal oxide semiconductor circuit technology, and allows detection of DNA at very low concentrations, the firm announced last week.

According to the Tokyo-based firm, immediate applications for the chip will include analysis of susceptibility to anticancer drugs and health monitoring for preventative identification of disease genesis. The new chip is single-use and can be applied as a research tool for both SNPs and mRNAs, a company spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to BioArray News.

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