Published on 11 Jul 2019

NTU Singapore scientists develop probes to detect acute kidney failure early

The imaging probe allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure.

The new renal probes, which have been tested in mice, are injected into the blood-stream and ‘light up’ when they detect molecular changes caused by the onset of acute kidney failure.

Developed by Associate Professor Pu Kanyi and his team from NTU Singapore, these probes could potentially be used in test strips for urine samples, making it a non-invasive method of detecting acute kidney failure.

The study has been published in Nature Materials and the team has filed a Singapore patent on this technology.

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