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:
- Adrenaline and or Adrenaline
- HgH Human Growth Hormone
This project will be carried out in collaboration with Biovici and University College Cork The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme
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