According to IBM’s latest predictions, medical device labs-on-a-chip will serve as health detectives for tracing disease at the nanoscale. In the next five years, new medical device labs-on-a-chip will serve as nanotechnology health detectives – tracing invisible clues in our bodily fluids and letting us know immediately if we have reason to see a doctor. The goal is to shrink down to a single silicon chip all of the processes necessary to analyze a disease that would normally be carried out in a full-scale biochemistry lab. The lab-on-a-chip technology could ultimately be packaged in a convenient handheld medical device to allow people to quickly and regularly measure the presence of biomarkers found in small amounts of bodily fluids, sending this information securely streaming into the cloud from the convenience of their home….  More at http://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/technology/ibm-predicts-lab-on-a-chip-tech-will-change-our-lives/