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 known to lead to a number of medical conditions, including:

  • Obesity, Type2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure(Hypertension) and Strokes, Chronic adrenal Fatigue, Mental 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
  • Adrenaline 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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School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

Direct Line: 0044 1248 383741   email: c.d.gwenin@bangor.ac.uk

Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)

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News: November 2017

Dr Robert Hobbs was invited to present at the Academic Grand Round held at Ysbty Gwynedd on 10th November.

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News: October 2017

New clinical health board links have been formedNWCRC

News: September 2017

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The biosensors workshop speakers helping to form a new network

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