Updated on 19 June 2015
The device uses a biochip, a sensor comprising multiple tiny test sites
Singapore: Japanese researchers claim that they have developed a new device that can detect cancer from a drop of blood in just three minutes!
The device developed as a result of collaboration between Kobe-based medical device manufacturer My Tech researchers from Showa University uses a biochip, a sensor comprising multiple tiny test sites.
The chip, known as proteo, functions by attracting a faintly luminous substance found in cancer patients, even when the cancer is at a very early stage.
"We diagnosed without any errors whether the tumor is benign or malignant in a study of 20 patients," said Mr Yuki Hasegawa of My Tech.
Mr Hiroaki Ito, a researcher from Showa University, said the preliminary data suggests that the device could be more accurate and effective than existing blood tests.