After working in secrecy for years, a Cambridge biotechnology firm has unveiled a portable, laptop-sized device to accurately and quickly diagnose diseases that would otherwise require expensive hospital equipment.
Nanobiosym Inc.’s Gene Radar gadget is designed to do in minutes the kind of advanced blood work it takes traditional labs weeks to perform. It does this using highly sophisticated chips to analyze tiny droplets of blood or saliva along with a mobile device equipped with custom apps to read the so-called nanochips.
The company is breaking its silence since it has been named one of 12 finalists from around the world in a contest to honor breakthroughs in sensing technologies and mobile health care innovations. Winners that are competing for a $525,000 grand prize. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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