Semiconductor-Based Biosensor Reader Detects Cancer

17 March 2010 (Last Updated March 17th, 2010 18:30)

The world's first semiconductor-based biosensor reader that can detect cancer has been developed by a Korean research institute. A semiconductor incorporated into the equipment can discover whether or not the users have cancer or are likely to have cancer by putting a few blood drops on t

The world's first semiconductor-based biosensor reader that can detect cancer has been developed by a Korean research institute.

A semiconductor incorporated into the equipment can discover whether or not the users have cancer or are likely to have cancer by putting a few blood drops on the reader, according to the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI).

The semiconductor biosensor reader can also be used at home for medical tests.

The device will be commercialised after two years, the ETRI said.