The most widely used medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder is lithium therapy. Lithium is highly effective in stabilising mood swings. However, the concentration used in the therapy is very close to the toxic concentration. For this reason, patients need regular visits to the doctor to check the concentration in their blood. A test system for home use does not yet exist.
We want to change this with our project: A cell-free system should enable patients to check their blood lithium levels.
We worked on the project for a year and learnt a lot in the process. The work has paid off - at the Grand Jamboree we won the prize for the best diagnostics project (Overgrad). We are also in the top 10 overgrad projects, were nominated for the Best Composite Part (Overgrad) category and won a gold medal. We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our project.