IMEC nanotechnology research center, the Institüt für Mikrotechnik Mainz (IMM), a research center in microfluidics, and their mutual partners within the European Sixth Framework Project MASCOT unveil what they are calling a lab-on-chip for the detection and therapy evaluation of breast cancer. A research first, the device includes numerous sample preparation steps and multiplexed detection. Modules for sample preprocessing and detection are ready for further miniaturization and integration in a single lab-on-chip platform. The system will be clinically validated in a breast cancer therapy study in Oslo, Norway. For more details, visit http://www2.imec.be/imec_com/imec_com_homepage.php.