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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News: February 2018

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News: January 2018

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News: December 2017

Gwenin - Applied Research in Chemistry and Public Health (ARCH)Dr Robert Hobbs will be attending the UK HealthTech conference delivered by Mediwales that will be held in Cardiff on 5th December. It is hoped that new valuable links and collaborations can be formed at the event for the both the ARCH research group and CALIN. The event promises to provide the latest insights and strategic trends for both the life science and health technology communities.

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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