Medicortex’s aim is to develop a simple, easy-to-use and relatively cheap test based on a biomarker found in one of the body fluids. Ideally, the test could be applied within minutes of the initial insult.
A biomarker diagnostic test for TBI may be of use in identifying individuals with TBI, who are at risk of secondary brain injury and therefore require increased surveillance, or for those individuals with mild TBI, who otherwise may remain undiagnosed and untreated. A diagnostic test can also be applied in cases where there are no external signs of injury, for example for soldiers exposed to blast or explosion injuries.
The TBI diagnostic quick test Medicortex is developing will be the first biomarker from a non-invasive sample of body fluid approved by regulatory agencies for the diagnosis or prognosis of TBI immediately after injury. Compared to the main state-of-the-art approach, i.e. imaging tests, the Medicortex kit provides a reliable result rapidly and cost effectively and does not require medical professionals to interpret the result. It can be used at the POC (point-of-care), for example, in emergency response situations such as traffic accidents, sports injuries or military activity. This means that even mild TBI will not go undiagnosed.
Please look at our movie about detecting sport concussions:
The following movie presents the use of the Medicortex test kit for the detection of concussion in children and in sports: https://youtu.be/p1kYkg9-gJ4
The video presents the use of the Medicortex test kit for the detection of concussion in army personnel: https://youtu.be/R5HCAcy-tWM