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Graphene Frontiers Featured on Motherboard

Getting a physical is a pain. Wouldn’t it be nicer if you didn’t have to give up two vials of blood and wait a few weeks to find out if there’s something horribly wrong with your body? What if instead you could run 100 tests with just a single drop of blood?  That’s the (admittedly long-tail) goal of ​Graphene Frontiers, a Philadelphia-based company that has developed nanoscale sensors using single-atom-thick graphene sheets. The end result is biosensors that can individually detect key markers like cardiac stress proteins, and which are small enough to be combined into diagnostic chips that could perform dozens of tests at once.

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