Early and accurate detection is crucial to precisely identify and treat the correct disease or dysfunction.
Research in this area contributes to advancing Theme 2: Technologies for improved diagnostics in the Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering Research Strategy.
How is UCalgary making a difference?
Biomarkers have been identified that enable early detection of disease and dysfunction. Novel devices are being developed using micro- and nano- technologies to deliver these diagnostic tools to the hospital and community to provide faster and more accurate detection of injury and disease.
Dr. Ian Lewis speaks about his research in developing rapid diagnostic tools for infectious diseases, and UCalgary’s growing momentum in precision diagnostics, which has gained roughly $30 million in research support.
Diagnostics, Biomarkers and Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Kristina Rinker speaks about her research in diagnostics and therapeutics in cancer.
Here are a few selected team projects in the area of Precision Biodiagnostics. Please contact us to learn more about research in this area.
Developing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
A convenient diagnostic test that’s easier than a colonoscopy or a stool test and will help save lives.
From Days to Hours: New Rapid Diagnostic Tools for Fighting Bloodstream Infections
Developing faster tools to deliver the right antibiotic earlier and prevent deaths from infection.
Developing Point-of-Care Devices for Prepaid Detection of Brain Injury and Concussion
A hand-held biosensor that monitors the changes in biomolecules in the brain to improve the diagnosis of central nervous system injury and sports concussion.