Canatu joined COMPAMED High-tech forum by IVAM
On 16 November 2020, Canatu CTO Ilkka Varjos joined the virtual COMPAMED High-Tech Forum 2020 by IVAM session on printed diagnostics and 3D -printing to talk about bedside blood concentration measurements of analgesics in blood with Canatu carbon nanotube (CNT) -based electrochemical sensors. Watch video presentation below to discover our role in advancing medical diagnostics.
The misuse of opioids is a major concern as the number of deaths and addictions are rising. According to the WHO estimates, in 2017 about 115 000 people died of opioid overdose in the world. Rapid detection and quantitative monitoring of analgesic concentrations in blood is critical for safe patient care.
The Canatu CNT electrochemical sensors enable real-time detection of analgesics in blood without extensive sample treatment. The new point-of-care (POC) testing method enables more use cases as testing is no longer confined to the laboratory settings. They are easy to use, less invasive and can be done at the point of care, reducing wait time for results and cost.
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Opioid misuse and access to care continue to be key challenges. Simpler and inexpensive lab-level tests with rapid results will give caregivers better means to determine the best patient care at the point-of-care. Learn our role in advancing medical diagnostics.
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