A team of researchers has developed a barcode chip that they say can measure a broad panel of proteins across a wide dynamic range in 10 minutes or less and with as little as a finger prick’s worth of blood, potentially offering a cheaper and faster diagnostic tool than is currently available.
And as the state of blood-based protein biomarkers remains dubious, the technology could help validate relevant biomarkers and move them to clinical utility, one of the researchers told ProteoMonitor.

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