STMicro, MobiDiag link on lab-on-a-chip

Oct. 30, 2003 — STMicroelectronics, a Geneva-based developer of MEMS and semiconductor products, has teamed up with Finland’s MobiDiag to create a microfluidic system that detects infectious diseases, according to a news release.


The companies said integrating STMicro’s microfluidic technology and MobiDiag’s biochip diagnostic devices could enable doctors to simultaneously detect large panels of different pathogens that represent distinct groups of related infections. They seek to reduce the time and cost of diagnostics, as well as reduce reliance on antibiotics.


A commercial product is expected to be available to diagnostic laboratories in 2005, the release said.


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