An electronic diagnostic pill

For detecting early-stage gastric cancer

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Occult bleeding is usually first identified in patients who have given a stool sample in which blood is found (the fecal occult blood test), but that test can?t identify the source of such blood ? intestine or stomach.

The non-invasive Gastric Occult Blood (GOB) capsule, which carries inside a detector, power supply, and wireless transmitter, is encased in non-toxic, acid-safe polycarbonate. The device has a detection limit of 6 micrograms per liter of fluid.

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