About this project
In progress 2011 - 2014
Sepsis also known as blood poisoning is caused by the presence of micro-organisms in the blood such as bacteria. Quick administration of antibiotic treatment is crucial as sepsis can lead to septic shock, multiple organ dysfunction and even death. The standard procedure for diagnosis involves routine microbiological blood cultures. Such procedures can take at least 36 hours to several days before diagnosis can be made. The project MEDNOSEs aim is to exploit state of the art technologies in compact gas sensor in order to, at an early stage, detect and identify different bacteria culture that are present in blood samples through detection of the released gases in the first incubation stage. At Örebro University the research takes place at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS).