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Pocket blood tests

Friday, September 13 • 13:00 - 14:00

In hospital, it’s often challenging to diagnose a medical issue without a range of complex, lengthy and invasive tests. Most only look for how much of a single molecule is present in the sample. But many conditions, such as cardiovascular disease or cancer, don’t produce a single, easy-to-spot molecule.

Bringing together advances in physics, engineering and biology, Stuart Higgins from Imperial College London is working towards a “one-size-fits-all” solution to diagnosing health conditions, based on technology originally developed for bendy displays. These new ‘bioelectronic’ materials to produce quick tests that can look for many different disease-associated molecules simultaneously and are part of a new generation of smartphone-based diagnostics Join him in this talk to find out how such advancements have the potential to be a “one-size-fits-all” answer to diagnosing health conditions.

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Date:
Friday, September 13
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

British Science Association
Website:
https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/

Venue

IMC 02, University of Warwick
IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map