The development of a cortisol sensor

Project Overview:

Rapid Cortisol Sensor – When under stress the body produces a hormone called Cortisol. Continuously elevated cortisol levels due to stress are indicated in a number of medical conditions, including:

  • Obesity, Type2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Strokes, Chronic Adrenal Fatigue, Mental health problems, Allergies, Asthma and Premature Ageing.
  • In addition to the above, abnormal cortisol levels have profound effects in sports, veterinary welfare and pregnancy.

Biovici has developed a Point-of-Care prototype sensor capable of detecting cortisol in saliva. A similar method of use as Blood Glucose Monitors (different technology) which is adaptable to a mobile platform. It is planned to develop Point-of-Care tests for the following hormones:

  • Serotonin
  • Noradrenaline and or Adrenaline
  • HgH Human Growth Hormone
  • Melatonin
  • DHEA
  • Dopamine

This project will be carried out in collaboration with Biovici and University College Cork ireland-walesThe project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme

 


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News: April 2019

Congratulations to Simon for passing his PhD

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News: April 2019

A warm welcome to Emma who joins us on the CALIN project

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News: February 2019

Josh presents his project

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News: December 2018

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A warm welcome to Carol who joins us to support the CALIN project