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Long waiting periods for lab results could soon be over. An interdisciplinary research team led by Wolfgang Ensinger, Professor of Materials Science, and Helmut Schlaak, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, both of TU Darmstadt, are now working with Ivana Duznovic, chemist, and Mario El Khoury, electrical engineer, on the design of a prototype lab-on-a-chip system. This system detects substances directly on site.

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