UppSense is the name of the Uppsala University SensUs team that participated in the competition of 2017.
Let’s beat heart failure:
Heart failure (HF) is a very important public health problem in both developed and developing countries with a prevalence of about 1% of the population.
This year SensUs features NT-proBNP as its target molecule, which is a key biomarker for heart failure. But what is NT-proBNP and why is it important? And how does NT-proBNP relate to heart failure?
This page explains how the heart functions, what happens when it fails to function, and why NT-proBNP is a very useful molecule to measure with a small and rapid biosensor (text taken from www.SensUs.org).
You can find more information about the competition of 2017 here: SensUs Archive 2017
And here you can find more information about the UppSense team: SensUs.org/UppSense.
Participants of UppSense:
Aida Hoshiar, Anna Blasi, Elmar van Rijnswou, Hanzhao Zhang, Lei Linlin, Maximilian Stiefel and Ruth Rachita.
Images of 2017:
UppSense sponsors in 2017:
We would like to thank all our sponsors. Without them our work would not be possible to continue.