Biosensor from Oxford Biosensors, c 2006.
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This biosensor can diagnose your risk of heart disease on the spot. A new sensor enters clinical trials this summer (2006). Nano-sized molecules in the strip in the top of the instrument detect the levels of five danger substances. Your doctor can immediately read the results from the handset.; The sensor could also be used to test for diseases of the liver and kidney, as well as other medical conditions.