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This search function provides links to outputs produced by NIHR Innovation Observatory. These are briefing notes or reports on new or repurposed technologies. This search will not return all technologies currently in development as these outputs are produced as required for our stakeholders.

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Diagnostics

February 2017

Neuronaute® smart clothing for the diagnosis and monitoring of epilepsy

The Neuronaute® system is a combination of a shirt and cap and a mobile phone app that people suspected of having epilepsy can wear at home to help with their diagnosis. Epilepsy is caused by unusual electrical signals in the brain and can cause people to lose control of their bodies and lose consciousness.To help …

Diagnostics

December 2016

PERiPLEX for the detection of acute infection in peritoneal dialysis

PERiPLEX® is a point-of-care test for the detection of markers of infection (peritonitis) in people undergoing peritoneal dialysis for end stage renal disease. It is designed to be suitable for self-testing. The assay has been developed by Mologic Ltd. and may enable people to test for the presence of acute infection in their own home.

Diagnostics

November 2016

FlexDex Needle Driver for minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical suturing

The FlexDex Needle Driver, developed by FlexDex, Inc., is a laparoscopic instrument intended for use in all patients undergoing laparoscopic surgical procedures requiring intensive suturing.

Diagnostics

October 2016

SMARTChip for early diagnosis of suspected stroke

SMARTChip is a point-of-care test to aid in the early diagnosis of stroke. It has been developed by Sarissa Biomedical Ltd. The test is intended for use in the emergency room and by paramedics on any patient satisfying the FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) algorithm for suspected stroke. The assay uses a hand-held reader and …

Diagnostics

May 2016

The LightPath™ Imaging System for intra-operative tumour assessment

The LightPath™ Imaging System detects cancer in tissues during surgery for breast or prostate cancer. To treat both of these types of cancer, it may be difficult to know which area of the tissue is cancerous and it can take several days or weeks to be sure. This may mean the patient needs more than …

Diagnostics

May 2016

ImmunTraCkeR®-Melanoma for metastatic melanoma immunotherapy

ImmunTraCkeR®-Melanoma is a blood test to help doctors choose the right treatments for some patients with melanoma (a skin cancer). Some treatments for melanoma work using the patient’s own immune system and several are available which act in different ways. However, these treatments can cause serious side-effects and do not work in all patients. ImmunTraCkeR®-Melanoma …

Diagnostics

April 2016

ImmunoXpert™ for diagnosing bacterial and viral infections

ImmunoXpert™ is a blood test to check if a patient has an infection from a bacteria or a virus. After the patient provides a blood sample, the ImmunoXpert™ test makes measurements that are read by special computer software which tells the doctor if the infection is caused by a bacteria or virus. The developer says …

Diagnostics

April 2016

IBSchek™ for post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The IBSchek™ measures specific proteins in the blood to find out whether a patient has post infectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is a condition which affects the bowel, causing stomach pain, diarrhoea and constipation and occurs after a case of gastroenteritis. The developer says the advantage of this test is that it may reduce …

Diagnostics

March 2016

Lonestar™ chemical detection system for colorectal cancer diagnosis

Lonestar™ chemical detection system is a device to find out whether a patient has bowel (also known as colorectal) cancer. The device uses a patient’s urine or poo sample to find out if they have colorectal cancer. It does this by analysing the gases that comes off the sample. The developer says the advantage of …

Diagnostics

March 2016

Lonestar™ chemical detection system for lung cancer diagnosis

The Lonestar™ chemical detection system is a device to find out whether a patient has lung cancer. A patient’s breath sample is analysed using the Lonestar™ device which measures compounds thought to be linked with lung cancer. Results are shown as a green/red light on the device which helps doctors decide whether or not the …

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