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World Osteoporosis Day: Developing a new Microfluidic POC System for early-stage osteoporosis detection

Posted By Miriam Trojaola / Sin categoría / biotechnology, bone disease, diagnostic test, ivd, microfluidic technologies, microLIQUID, osteoporosis, PoCOsteo, point-of-care tool, porous bone / No hay comentarios


World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20.


Because of the ageing of the society, osteoporosis (literally “porous bone”) and its complications is becoming more and more prevalent, making the bone disease a health priority in many parts of the world.


Currently, osteoporosis is commonly known as a “silent killer” disease. Usually osteoporosis manifests itself in a drastic manner, i.e. through fracture of the osteoporotic bone in the affected individual. Until now little or no measures for prevention or early detection of this disease are taken, because no simple, yet sufficiently precise or sensitive tools for early detection of individuals at risk of osteoporosis are available, there is a need to develop a efficient rapid diagnostics test to detect the disease.


At microLIQUID we are proud to be able to help with our expertise in microfluidic IVD system development in this cause by being part of PoCOsteo. We are working hand in hand together with European leaders, both from academia and industry, to develop new  POC applications by using the latest microfluidic technologies applied to diagnostics.


The overall objective of the currently proposed PoCOsteo project is a IVD Point-of-care development. Also, the clinical validation and preparation for commercialization of thePoint-of-Care tool for bone disease. The osteoporosis prevention, osteoporosis detection and osteoporosis treatment is our aim.


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