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SNIPE – SeNsing Instrument for PatiEnt with liver disease

News Item – 01 September 2019

The SNIPE project aims to develop a point-of-care (POC) device prototype for the remote monitoring of patients with liver diseases, through the detection of two different markers in blood: c-reactive protein (CRP) and ammonia. CRP is a marker of inflammation also used as a marker of infection in different settings and hyperammonemia, that is present in the ED (encephalopathy disorder), is mainly caused by liver disease.

The idea was born thanks to a collaboration with medical staff, that believes that the daily monitoring of patients with liver disease could significantly improve their treatment and health status.

Up-Code and Virtech together developed the project that was supported by CROSS4HEALTH and participated in the 2nd acceleration programme for which HealthClusterNet provided technical assistance and professional support.

Meet the project at the Cross4Health YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrqmP_UlWq8

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