Volume 89 Issue 43 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 24, 2011

Lab-On-A-Chip For Planets, Moons

Microfluidics: Automated chip is designed to detect extraterrestrial amino acids
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: lab on a chip, capillary electrophoresis, amino acids, extraterrestrial, microfluidics

A new lab-on-a-chip device can fully analyze a fluid sample for the presence of amino acids, making the single microdevice the first to complete such a task without intervention or auxiliary components (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac202095k). It was developed, and is being touted, as a means to test for the presence of biologically relevant molecules in extraterrestrial environments, such as Mars or Saturn’s moon . . .

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