Chinese Scientists Create Blood Flow Sensor to Warn About Thrombosis
Liao Shumin
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Chinese Scientists Create Blood Flow Sensor to Warn About Thrombosis

(Yicai Global) Oct. 11 -- Chinese scientists have developed a minuscule device to detect thrombosis in order to alert about life-threatening clots blocking blood vessels.

Scientists at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University made a breakthrough with implantable pressure biosensors in tests on animals to obtain accurate real-time data on blood pressure, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a study published in US scientific journal ACS Nano.

The team has studied bioelectronic materials and nanodevices for long by using flexible nanofibers with the thickness of only 200 microns to sense changes in pressure, team member Li Tong said in the paper. 

In the future, this type of sensor can be implanted during cardiovascular surgery and monitored by a handset, Professor Feng Zhangqi said, adding that the technology could be used to detect abnormal pressure inside the skull, kidneys, or even eyes. 

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Keywords: Thrombosis , Blood , Internal Pressure Monitoring