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Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) is a cross-disciplinary electronics and photonics research center focused on the synergistic development of high-speed electronic components and signal processing to achieve breakthrough system performance. With more than 15 active faculty and over 100 graduate and undergraduate students, the Georgia Electronic Design Center is one of the world’s largest university-based semiconductor research centers.
New Chip Measures Multiple Cellular Responses to Speed Drug Discovery
Finding ways to improve the drug development process – which is currently costly, time-consuming and has an astronomically high failure rate – could have far-reaching benefits for health care and the economy. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a cellular interfacing array using low-cost electronics that measures multiple cellular properties and responses in real time. This could enable many more potential drugs to be comprehensively tested for efficacy and toxic effects much faster. That’s why Hua Wang, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, describes it as “helping us find the golden needle in the haystack.”