Periodic Reporting for period 1 - OSAvit-D (POINT OF CARE DEVICE FOR VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY MONITORING)
Reporting period: 2019-10-15 to 2020-10-14
• Specifications and requirements of the device were defined
• The most adequate components of the device were selected and their suitability assayed.
• The geometry and layout of the LF strip in combination with the screen-printed electrodes were established and verified.
• A first prototype of an electrochemical immunosensor was developed and is ready to be applied to VitD detection based on the progress made during project execution.
• Next actions along the full development of OSAvit-D device were planned and partially undertaken.
- Greater ease of use of the devices by minimizing the number of external interventions
- Easy handling of waste generated by incineration
- Lower environmental impact by reducing plastic consumption
- Devices that can be used on site by non-specialists
Vit D analysis in blood is currently carried out in clinical analysis laboratories using tedious analytical methods (hours) with a high operational cost. A PoC device for the quantification of VitD could facilitate immediate decision making, controlled dosage of VitD avoiding oversaturation and cost reduction. The development of a PoC device for the quantification of Vit D will have a clear impact on the health sector speeding up diagnosis and treatment and reducing costs for the health system.