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Continuous biomarker monitoring for personalised medicine

Continuous biomarker monitoring for personalised medicine

Similar to blood sugar, various biomarkers could in future be identified using just a few drops of blood. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are developing a multi-analyte test strip for this purpose that will open up new potentials in personalized medicine by facilitating the continuous measurement of various parameters. Combined with big-data analyses, the new measurement technology could help to detect health problems at an early stage or to better predict the course of disease. For the development of the test strip, Professor Nicolas Plumeré and Dr. Tobias Vöpel from the Molecular Nanostructures research group will be awarded a Proof of Concept Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to 150,000 euros. The project "Establishing continuous biomarker monitoring for big data in fitness and healthcare", E-Confidence for short, runs for one and a half years.