Point of Care Microfluidic Aggrogometer

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Marvin Slepian
Professor, Medicine
Alberto Redaelli
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Rakhi Gibbons
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Title: Point of Care Microfluidic Aggrogometer

 

Invention: The invention is a device to assess platelet aggregation for diagnosis of thrombotic diseases and continual monitoring with anti-platelet therapy.

 

Background: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and, with over 50% of those deaths due to clot formation from myocardial ischemia and infarction. Anti-platelet therapies commonly used are aspirin, clopidogrel, and prasugrel. Monitoring anti-platelet therapy is currently not done on a routine basis due to a lack of a standardized definition of ineffectual anti-platelet therapy. With that said, there is a need for a widely-accepted point-of-care platelet function test that is reliable, accurate, and easy to use in clinics.

 

Applications:

  • Platelet function testing
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Diagnostics

 

Advantages:

  • Measures onset and progression
  • Measures degree of severity
  • Assesses response to anti-platelet therapy

 

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