The “Lab on a Chip” Revolution

Micro-electronics is merging with a new technology called micro-fluidics to make possible the construction of entire chemical laboratories that can fit in a shirt pocket. The implications for fields as diverse as medical diagnostics, counter-terrorism, and agriculture are enormous. What will this mean for you as an investor, taxpayer, and consumer? We’ll explain.

The business of chemical analysis has a long history, possibly going back to the 1600s.  But modern analytical chemistry truly began in the 1.....

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