NESTA recently announced its funding of Probe Scientific‘s microEYE, an indwelling system designed to sample blood chemistries without removing blood.
Mark’s microEYE is designed to sit inside the catheter and sample the patient’s blood, without removing it from the body.
He says: “With access to continuous information, clinicians can make more informed decisions on the intervention required, and when to apply it. They will be able to proactively care for patients, rather than reactively responding to critical events.”
MicroEYE relies on a semi-permanent membrane being in contact with the patient’s biological fluid and, by dialysis, extracting certain key indicator molecules from the fluid for continuous analysis at the bedside.
The technology is an improvement in the technique of micro dialysis and is expected to be particularly useful for treating patients in intensive care.
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