Researchers from UF Health develop new battery-powered device diagnoses heart attacks in just minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes, according to a study published in Lab on a Chip.

The solution in quman having chest painestion is a battery-powered sensor that targets three different types of microRNA, making the distinction between acute myocardial infarctions and a reperfusion injury.

Specialists from the University of Florida assisted with the design and development of the solution. Colleagues have already submitted a patent application for their sensor; they are now considering launching a new startup company that could one day sell it to the public.

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