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Biovici Ltd

When under stress the body produces a hormone called Cortisol. Continuous elevated cortisol levels due to stress are known to lead to a number of medical conditions. Biovici have developed a Point-of-Care prototype sensor capable of detecting cortisol in Saliva. . During the CALIN project, Point of Care tests for a further six hormones will be developed. Partners: Biovici Ltd, Bangor University & University College Cork

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Sophimark Ltd

Previous work between Bangor and Sophimark has shown that a charged dye placed between electrodes within a solid matrix can be controlled by the application of electric fields. As part of the CALIN program, continued work with Sophimark will allow rigorous evaluation to be conducted in order to show that a fully integrated device can be developed. Partners: Sophimark Ltd, Bangor University & University College Cork

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Perpetuus AM

Occupational exposure to nanomaterials is increasing and may impact upon human health in the short and long-term. Understanding the potential consequences of such exposure is crucial. An advanced in vitro approach will be adopted to elucidate the potential long-term human health impacts of nanomaterials. Partners: Perpetuus Ltd, Swansea University & University College Dublin.

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Jellagen Pty

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, is a disease with high morbidity and mortality, and limited treatment options. A promising new therapy, involving stem cells, is under development but requires more relevant culture models to be able to translate basic research into clinical applications. Partners: Jellagen Pty Ltd, Swansea University & National University of Ireland, Galway.

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