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Lab-on-a-Chip Maker Looks to Put Hong Kong on Biotech Map

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Science  24 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6037, pp. 1497
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6037.1497

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Hong Kong molecular diagnostics company Hai Kang Life has rolled out a novel chip that binds target DNA strands and coats them with nanoparticles for identification. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province will soon begin testing the chips and automated readers. If the Electric Field Assisted Diagnostic chip proves its mettle, it will be a milestone in nascent efforts to make Hong Kong a biotechnology hub.