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3D-Printed Device Finds ‘Needle in a Haystack’ Cancer Cells by Removing the Hay

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According to A. Fatih Sarioglu, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)“Isolating circulating tumor cells from whole blood samples has been a challenge because we are looking for a handful of cancer cells mixed with billions of normal red and white blood cells. With this device, we can process a clinically-relevant volume of blood by capturing nearly all of the white blood cells and then filtering out the red blood cells by size. That leaves us with undamaged tumor cells that can be sequenced to determine the specific cancer type and the unique characteristics of each patient’s tumor.”

https://www.news.gatech.edu/hg/image/628242/original

 

3D-Printed Device Finds ‘Needle in a Haystack’ Cancer Cells by Removing the Hay

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Responsible use of high-risk 3D Printed(The impact of 3D printing on indoor air quality)

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The impact of 3D printing on indoor air quality. According to Dr. Rodney Weber, Georgia Tech’s primary investigator of the research”Studies have shown that fused filament fabrication 3D printers designed for general public use emit high levels of ultrafine and fine particles. Preliminary tests within vivo, in vitro, and acellular methods for particles generated by a limited number of filaments showed adverse responses.”

https://ulchemicalsafety.org

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2018/11/19/warning-signs-in-new-3d-printing-findings.aspx