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1. An array of miniaturized chemical or biological test sites that is arranged on a substrate so that many tests can be performed simultaneously and that is used to sequence genes, analyze proteins, and identify toxins.
2. A microchip made from organic molecules rather than semiconductors.


(Biology) a small glass or silicon plate containing an array of biochemical molecules or structures, used as a biosensor or in gene sequencing. Also called: microarray


(ˈbaɪ oʊˌtʃɪp)
an experimental integrated circuit composed of biochemical substances or organic molecules.
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Noun1.biochip - a microchip that uses tiny strands of DNA to latch onto and quickly recognize thousands of genes at a time; intended for use in a biological environment
micro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, silicon chip, chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
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Eventually, the mass-produced biochips will quickly and cheaply be able to diagnose an array of illnesses, like cancer, for example.
M2 PHARMA-January 6, 2017-Global Biochips Market to Reach USD 17bn by 2022, Research and Markets Predicts
Technavio's analysts forecast the global biochips market to grow at a CAGR of 17.
Dr Kasak and his colleagues, Dr Jaroslav Filip and Josef from CAM, in collaboration, with Dr Jan Tkac and Dr Katrlik from Slovak Academy of Sciences, had been engaged in developing lectin biochips for cancer diagnosis under the National Priorities Research Programme of Qatar National Research Fund for the last three years.
The greater emphasis on healthcare technology for early and accurate diagnosis of life threatening diseases, increasing usage of biochips in diagnostics and research applications, growth in personalized medicine, increasing government investments and funding for research are some of the factors driving the biochips market growth.
Prior Information Notice: Cenbiol - laser scanner for biochips.
It could be possible to use these biochips to carry out the screening of multiple biomarkers for individual patients, all at once and in parallel, with unprecedented sensitivity," Pacifici noted.
Based on results from several Duke University research projects on design automation for biochips, this book describes design tools and in-system automation methods in a design automation framework that addresses optimization problems related to layout, synthesis, droplet routing, and testing of digital microfluidic biochips.
Biochips are formed by etching 80 mm wide, 1,500 nm deep parallel pores into the face of a silicon wafer.
Selected mutations present in APC, KRAS, BRAF, and Tp53, along with wild-type control sequences, are represented on two biochips detected using the biochip array analyzers by this company.
Protagen AG; a leading provider of products, services and software solutions for protein research, has closed an interim financing round, raising a 1 million [pounds sterling] that will be used to expand the company's protein biochips business unit.
Dr Ki Bang Lee, who heads the research team at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore, said: 'We are striving to develop cheap, disposable credit card-sized biochips for disease detection.