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The technical outlook is promising for miniature analytical
systems which are internally complex but externally simple.
Salient features to be anticipated are: The use of miniature
electrodes or other sensors in combination with enzymes or
immunological compounds for biochemical specificity. The use
of arrays of miniature electrodes or other sensors.
Relatively low cost because of adaptation of semiconductor
fabrication techniques. The attendant possibility of the
devices being disposable. The intimate involvement of real
time computation. The use of simultaneous replicate assays,
with increased confidence in the accuracy of the assay.
Overall, rapid assays. Because of these possibilities, it
may be concluded that the technological outlook for
conducting clinical chemistry assays nearer the patient is