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Volume 88 Issue 49 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 2, 2010

Microscale Mimic Of Human Ingestion

Microfluidics: A novel device simulates the journey that food and oral medications take through the body
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: microfluidics, food, medicine, liver, intestine, breast cancer

Next time you pop a pill, consider the route the medicine follows: from your mouth, through your digestive tract and liver, and to the organ where the chemical exerts its effects. Bioanalytical chemist Kiichi Sato and colleagues at the University of Tokyo have now developed a microfluidic device that mimics that journey (Anal. Chem., DOI 10.1021/ac100806x). They say . . .

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