PhD student Anna Raysyan is working on rapid tests at BAM. For instance, she wants to see if it is possible to detect painkiller in breastmilk using other antibodies. Pregnancy tests can detect certain hormones by binding to antibodies. Anna Raysyan decided to make use of this test method as she wanted to develop a test that would enable nursing mothers to check the concentration of medical substances in their breast milk themselves at home.
To enable mothers to immediately evaluate the measurement results at home, Raysyan together with a project partner have now developed a smartphone app. Her next step is to develop a test strip made of environmentally friendly material because after a single use it is no longer functional. The housing should also be made of recyclable plastic.
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