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biochip

(bī′ō-chĭp′)
n.
1. An array of miniaturized chemical or biological test sites that is arranged on a substrate so that many tests can be performed simultaneously and that is used to sequence genes, analyze proteins, and identify toxins.
2. A computer chip made from organic molecules rather than semiconductors.

biochip

A microscale system for bioanalysis based on integrated circuit technology.
 
Examples
Molecular microarrays—gene chips, protein chips, small molecule chips; microfluidics systems—lab-on-a-chip; fibre-optic-based arrays.

biochip

see DNA CHIP.
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Pharmaceutical and academic laboratories will remain the leading consumers of biochip products and services, as researchers seek to streamline the drug discovery process and create more powerful tools for diagnostic, disease management, toxicological monitoring and other applications.
The biochip market is experiencing rapid expansion, as scientists discover new applications for the technology as well as developing methods of enhancing existing techniques.
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