Typical roles for Tegal's etching systems used in MEMS and biochip
fabrication include producing structures in silicon, silicon nitride, and silicon dioxide, in organic materials like BCB and polyimide and in noble metals, like platinum and gold.
"Combining Roche's expertise in genetics, genomics and proteomics with CombiMatrix's Biochip
Platform will not only speed up but also shape the future of genomic research.
Biomedical research will be the leading biochip
application by far, dominated by gene expression profiling and SNP typing.
contains a proprietary biofluid separation technology, ICEfloTM, along with chemistry to complete the biochemical analysis.
for Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics & Personalized
According to the report, titled "Biochip
Products and Services Market - US Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018", the most important growth driver of this market is the increasing application of genomics and proteomics in cancer treatment research, leading to an increase in the use of microarrays and reagents.
“Growing adoption of nanosensors in healthcare and security applications, sensor fusion, biochip
array technology and next generation MEMS sensors are some of the key emerging trends in the global microsensor market.
"The benefits of using biochips
are minimal sample volume measurements, parallel analysis of multiple diseases/agents, shorter assay times, internal redundancy, and better controls for statistics and minimizing false positive and negative results," says Dan Schabacker, leader of the biochip
group at Argonne.
researchers develop "Biochips
" for faster, inexpensive biomedical tests.JAMA.
and nanobiotechnology are expected to make a significant contribution to the growth of molecular diagnostics.
Zymoyx launched its Protein Profiling Biochip
System, consisting of validated biochips
, an Assay 1200 automated workstation, the Scanner 100 biochip
reader and data analysis software.
require that the DNA assay be designed once, with cost savings achieved through mass production of the final biochip