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Biosensor Innovation

Researchers in the School of Life Sciences are developing state-of-the-art devices that can be used as rapid and accurate diagnostic tools by clinicians.

Neurones  Biosensors for emergency clinical diagnosis
In medical emergencies such as stroke, accurate diagnosis as soon as possible following symptom onset is vital to guide critical clinical decisions that will determine the outcome for the patient. Rapid treatment can facilitate perfect recovery. Nevertheless, clinicians lack analytical tools to assist their diagnosis of stroke at these very early stages. Research from Warwick has led to novel biosensors that can measure substances in blood produced from the earliest moments of stroke. These are currently undergoing trials to assess their diagnostic efficacy and how they may transform the stroke treatment pathway and hence patient outcomes.