Sepsis contributes extensively to the continuing burden of disease worldwide and affects an excess of 30 million people across the world. Sepsis has recently replaced cancer as being the biggest cause of deaths from hospitalisation/pre-existing disease annually.
Diagnostic methods are very outdated and there remains a necessity for a streamline and rapid detection process. At present, a high number of patients unfortunately die before a definitive diagnosis is obtained. As a result of current diagnostic methods, it is too late to implement accurate and specific treatment regimes, saving patients.
The major aim of this project is to explore inivative methods of making a firm and quick diagnosis, achieved in hours instead of days. The main objective is to exploite existing and revoluntionary rheological methods alongside medical engineering to improve the survival of patients and improve life quality.