Caliper says patent is pivotal to lab-on-a-chip:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Caliper Technologies claims that a new US patent will greatly facilitate the growth of lab-on-a-chip devices. Its patented technology "represents a major advance towards the rapid development of LabChip devices", according to Palo Alto, California-based Caliper's vice-president of research, Wally Parce. The company likens the proprietary technology to a high level programming language, which allows users to develop "software", including diagnostic tests, without needing expertise in microfluidics. It will also reduce costs, says Caliper.