DARPA studies laboratory on a chip

Computer-aided design tools for rapid prototyping and an integrated "laboratory on a chip" will be developed to meet industry needs for complex integrated fluidic microsystems for on-chip detection of chemical and biological warfare agents. Pursuing the project is a team consisting of Caliper Technologies Corp. in Palo Alto, Calif.; Microcosm Technologies Inc. in Raleigh, N.C.; and the University of Washington in Seattle under a $2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA studies `laboratory on a chip`

Computer-aided design tools for rapid prototyping and an integrated "laboratory on a chip" will be developed to meet industry needs for complex integrated fluidic microsystems for on-chip detection of chemical and biological warfare agents. Pursuing the project is a team consisting of Caliper Technologies Corp. in Palo Alto, Calif.; Microcosm Technologies Inc. in Raleigh, N.C.; and the University of Washington in Seattle under a $2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency`s Electronics Technology Office in Arlington, Va. The purpose is to enhance the design of integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems, also known as MEMS. - J.R.

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