Research ArticleCancer Diagnostics

Intraoperative Tissue Identification Using Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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Science Translational Medicine  17 Jul 2013:
Vol. 5, Issue 194, pp. 194ra93
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005623

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    Dear Editor,

    The proposed clinical trials for use of the "iKnife" achieved recent national UK media coverage (1).

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