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TOMSK, Jan 14 – RIA Tomsk. Undergraduate of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) Yulia Sytnik received a grant from Foundation for
Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) for the development of a
unique device for express analysis of blood clotting time; it will allow to
monitor clotting during surgical operations, the author of the project told RIA
According to her, currently there is no device in the world which allows physicians
to monitor the blood clotting time using a non-contact optical method for
analyzing of thrombosis during surgical interventions. Meanwhile, the formation
of blood clots is one of the dangerous consequences of surgical operations.
"Existing devices do not allow to monitor the clotting time promptly,
since they first need to separate the blood in the centrifuge into plasma and
formed elements. Our unit works with whole blood, and, what is most
importantly, it allows to do monitoring immediately during the operation", – Sytnik said.
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She added that at the TPU Research School of Chemistry & Applied
Biomedical Sciences the project team assembled a laboratory installation, and
at Siberian State Medical University (SSMU) conducted the necessary tests.
"Under the "UMNIK" program of the Foundation for Assistance to Small
Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), we received 500 thousand for further work. In
two years we will create a compact device on the model of the assembled
installation. It is expected that its final cost for consumers will be 75-80
thousand rubles", – the graduate explained.
Sytnik clarified that the developed device will diagnose clotting time using
coherent light, camera, and real-time software. The whole blood test will be
performed non-invasively with the use of optical radiation.