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Revolutionary ‘pregnancy tester’ to help UK’s 1 million undiagnosed kidney disease cases

A new which combines nanotechnology with a could help diagnose and treat the 1 million people in the who don’t know they have , a new report by the reveals today.

Developed by engineers in London, the £10 device can be used at home and could revolutionise kidney disease care in the UK, which currently costs the NHS over £1.4 billion – more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined.

Created by , the device – called quantitative electrochemical lateral flow assay (QELFA) – uses nanoparticles to test the patient’s urine giving results in seconds and is linked to their surgery via mobile technology so doctors can track how the disease is developing.

The quantitative electrochemical lateral flow assay device
The quantitative electrochemical lateral flow assay (QELFA) device (courtesy of Somersault 18:24)

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Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers