At least 50 million people are living with Alzheimer disease (AD) worldwide and the number is estimated to grow to 150 million by 2050 making it a global epidemy. AD in the sixth cause of death in north America and its estimated cost of caring is $277 billion yearly, yet no cure is available for AD. This is partly because current diagnostic techniques are expensive- ranging from $1500 to $6000- or invasive- require lumbar punctures-, which makes early screening and disease monitoring difficult. In this work we would develop a cost-effective and non-invasive biosensor, capable of detecting multiple biomarkers from blood samples of preclinical and clinical AD patients.
Health Message Technologies
University of Waterloo
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