Research Team at University of California Santa Barbara Achieves In Vivo Monitoring of Therapeutic Drugs with Technology That Pathologists Could Adapt for Clinical Diagnostic Purposes

Published study involved a demonstration of the MEDIC device’s ability to measure therapeutic drugs in animals, as well as human whole blood

Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are making rapid progress in designing a biosensor that can measure therapeutic levels of a prescription drug in real time within the patient. This technology has interesting implications for anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory testing.

The research team has developed a small electronic device that continuously tracks the level of medicines (doxorubicin and kanamycin) in an animal’s bloodstream. For pathologists and other physicians, this wireless tool can perhaps one day be used to help transform how drugs are chosen and monitored in patients. (more…)