Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Filling need for fast and accurate assessment of blood’s ability to clot

Filling need for fast and accurate assessment of blood’s ability to clot

Professors at Case Western Reserve University including Drs. Pedram Mohseni, Evi Stavrou, Michael Suster and Umut Gurkan have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of blood. Even better, the device provides more information about the blood than existing approaches.

Rapid and accurate assessments are essential to ensuring that patients prone to blood clots—as well as those who have difficulty clotting—receive care appropriate to their conditions.

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