MADE IN IBM LABS: New Silicon Probe Assists in Disease Diagnostics and Drug Discovery
IBM scientists have developed a flexible, non-contact microscopic probe made from silicon, which can aid researchers and pathologists to accurately investigate critical tissue samples for both drug discovery and disease diagnostics.

The probe (see photo) consists of a silicon microfluidic head having two microchannels. Unlike an inkjet printer cartridge, the head re-aspirates the liquid that it injects on a surface. This prevents spreading and accumulation of the liquid on the surface, which can lead to overexposure.

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