Biosensor Fotónico para o diagnóstico precoce da insuficiência renal aguda (PhotoAKI)
The objective of the PhotoAKI project is the development and characterization of a disposable photonic sensor for rapid diagnosis of Acute Renal Insufficiency (AKI) based on the detection of biomarkers to be used at the patient's place of care. Achieving this goal will have a profound impact on the way patients are treated and managed. Associated with an AKI episode there is a significant risk of progression to chronic kidney disease and mortality.
The PhotoAKI project aims to develop a low-cost method for the diagnosis and monitoring of the disease, based on a quantitative analysis in NGAL that is fast and label-free with a photonic sensor based on amorphous silicon technology.