Cambridge Medical Technologies
A lab-on-a-chip on an electronic bandage that continuously monitors certain blood biomarkers found in interstitial fluid just beneath the skin. The chip extracts fluid by electrical and micro-fluidic means without puncturing the skin, and analyses it electrochemically in nano-scale chambers. It monitors glucose, alcohol or lactate (a marker for sepsis, the 2nd in-hospital killer). The platform has several other potential applications, such as a troponin patch for the detection of heart attacks.