Drink-drive chips set to tackle disease

August 17, 2007

Technology created to catch drink-drivers will be used by Australian scientists to develop new treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease.

Sensor chips used in breathalysers will be developed to analyse proteins by researchers at Monash University, Australia, working with UK nanotechnology company Farfield Scientific. They want to create smaller, more advanced forms of the breathalyser chips that could detect how molecules interact by measuring how light is conducted through the surface of the chip.

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