WPI Liquid Biopsy Research Team (IMAGE) Worcester Polytechnic Institute Caption Balaji Panchapakesan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and director of the Small Systems Laboratory, right, and post-doctoral researcher Farhad Khosravi with prototypes of a liquid biopsy chip they have developed and tested. The chip is able to capture circulating tumor cells in a very small sample of blood. It could become the basis for a simple and quick blood test for indicators of metastasizing cancers. Credit Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.