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On The Way: Droplet Diagnostics

Scientists have long relied on the 96-well microplate for analyzing samples of blood, DNA and other substances β€” but that could soon change.

Scientists have long relied on the 96-well microplate for analyzing samples of blood, DNA and other substances. An entire industry has developed around these plates’ usefulness. And scientists have relied on them for years in diagnostics and other applications, but that could change with a new approach that uses evaporating droplets suspended on tiny pillars.

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