Nanotube troponin test system is a brand new lab testing platform for cardiac markers and other medical tests. It requires one minute testing time using finger tip blood. The product will be placed in the emergency room to test patients in the triage area. The quick turn around time will save much of the waiting for the lab results, and ultimately save valuable time for the heart patients, reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death and improve the overall survival.
The system consists of an ultra sensitive electronic reader and a semiconductor chip containing a single wall nanotube. The surface of the nanotube is coated with high affinity antibody against troponin. Upon binding to the blood troponin, the nanotube conductivity will be altered, and recorded by the reader to reflect the amount of binding. The system is brand new, and no similar nanotube commercial product available on the market.