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Sarah Low Ying of the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics in Winnipeg holds a microfluidic card for processing blood and urine specimens.

Sarah Low Ying of the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics in Winnipeg holds a microfluidic card for processing blood and urine specimens. NRC researchers are integrating this technology within a novel clinical diagnostic device in order to develop new point-of-care tests that address critical health-care needs. One such test would help identify patients with chronic kidney disease who require aggressive intervention in order to slow the progression to kidney failure and dialysis. Another test would rapidly diagnose chest pain, triggering immediate treatment for those who require it and allowing the rapid discharge of those who don't.

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