ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY / US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY / US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Biochip diagnostics research. Biochip slide with hundreds to thousands of gel drops on a support substrate. The biochip system may one day become a standard diagnostic tool for identifying human and veterinary infectious diseases. It can identify infectious disease strains in less than 15 minutes when testing protein arrays and in less than two hours when testing nucleic acid arrays. Each gel drops is about 100 microns in diameter (about the width of an average human hair). This research was carried out at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA. Photographed on 15 November 2006.
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