Biomedical Tests Get a Leg Up from Maths
When doctors draw blood for important medical tests, in the future they’ll need only the tiniest amount. Thanks to microfluidic technology, 100,000 different analyses could be performed for a single patient on one tiny sample plate. But achieving reliable results in a two-square-centimeter space is hampered by the risk of contamination among adjacent samples. Dr. Bence Mélykúti, who uses maths to help biologists solve problems, is developing a mathematical model to estimate this rate of contamination.
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