Project

Direct Infrared Analysis of Keratin Glycation

Acronym
Nail proteins
Duration
01 October 2016 → 07 November 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
Keratin
 
Project description

Our preliminary research has demonstrated that NIR spectroscopy has the potential to detect glycated proteins in nails and that these spectra can be used to diagnose diabetes mellitus. We have filed a patent application to protect this method with the objective to create an attractive proposition to commercialize the method.