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Research team receives funding for blood-clotting assessment device

Red blood cellsResearchers from Case Western Reserve University have received funding from the American Heart Association to develop a dielectric microsensor called ClotChip that is capable of assessing the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods.
 
The team includes Pedram Mohseni, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Michael Suster, a senior research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Anirban Sen Gupta, professor of biomedical engineering, and Evi Stavrou, an assistant professor of hematology and oncology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

The ClotChip device was licensed last year by Cleveland-based company XaTek, and the project was supported with seed funding by the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center and the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership.