A new HP Labs research group is generating opportunities for HP in the life sciences

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It might seem surprising that a company best known for its printers, laptops, and other consumer-focused devices is exploring opportunities in the life sciences, acknowledges HP Labs researcher Anita Rogacs.

 

“But at the heart of every HP printer is a very sophisticated microfluidic chip able to manipulate fluids with a performance unparalleled to almost any other industrial solution today,” Rogacs explains. “And microfluidics is one of the most exciting areas in the life sciences at present because it affords an opportunity for decentralization and automation of the biochemical and analytical processes associated with diagnostics, testing, and screening.”