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LOC: universal health care on a chip

In a world where medical care must continue to save the geographical and technological obstacle, alternatives such as remote intervention through a virtual reality interface are being explored, for example. But one of the most interesting initiatives that is currently being developed is the Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC, laboratory on a chip), a mobile phone-sized cache, or even a few millimeters, which could allow Doctors, nurses and even the patients themselves, take a sample of body fluid (urine, sputum, blood) and obtain tens or hundreds of diagnoses in situ and within minutes.