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Low cost and reusable wearable sensors

Scientists at the CSIC have developed new portable and non-invasive sensors for monitoring biomarkers such as glucose, lactate or alcohol. They are based on wireless electro chromic and electrochemical sensors, and they can be used to detect metabolites in biological fluids, either human fluids (sweat, urine…) or in fluids derived from food products (e.g., leaking).

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Modulating compounds of KChIP2 and its use for the treatment of cardiovascular pathologies

CSIC and UAM have developed compounds that positively modulate protein-protein interactions that involve KChIP2protein. Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.

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A smart patch enables easy diagnosis of cystic fibrosis

A team led by CSIC scientists at the Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM), has developed a smart device based on a paper battery, which will make easier diagnosis of cystic fibrosis possible. This small device looks like a plaster and includes the sensing device and the energy source. Now, the scientific team is working for the clinical validation and transferring the device to the market.

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Preclinical trial with efavirenz for the treatment of Niemann-Pick C disease

A team of scientists from the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CMBSO-CSIC) has developed a new treatment for the Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) based on the drug efavirenz. The study is at the preclinical stage.

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Graphene implant for recording infraslow electrophysiological activity

Scientists from the IMB-CNM of the CSIC, the CIBER-BNN, ICREA, the ICN2, the ICFO and IDIBAPS have developed and patented a flexible implant based on graphene for measuring electrophysiological activity. It has an outstanding sensibility for recording the most subtle activity of organs like brain, heart, nerves or spinal cord. This breaking technology has been successfully tested on brain and has been highlighted on the cover of Nature Materials. Now it is offered to the research and medical sector, especially neurology.

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