MSI PI Wins Prize for Device for Early Disease Detection

posted on November 14, 2014

MSI Principal Investigator Jian-Ping Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering) led a team that developed the z-Lab, a device that may eventually help physicians diagnose serious ailments with just a drop of blood. Z-Lab has won a $120,000 prize from the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The device detects biomarkers in the blood sample and identifies those that are associated with disease.

Several news outlets have published this story:
Minnesota Daily

Professor Wang uses MSI for theoretical studies of the electronic structure of various materials. This work complements lab experiments.