Prof. John Lowry and his research group, in collaboration with Prof. Jack kelly (Galway University Hospital), have recently published an article on the “Development and validation of a real-time microelectrochemical sensor for clinical monitoring of tissue oxygenation/perfusion” in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Analytical Methods (DOI: 10.1039/d0ay00206b). The study confirmed that continuous real-time monitoring of dynamic changes in tissue oxygen using a novel implantable sensor can serve as an indicator of reperfusion status in patients undergoing carpal tunnel surgery. It is hoped that the sensor may also be used in other medical conditions such as hypoxia, stroke and reperfusion injury, where clinical monitoring of oxygen and perfusion is important.
The article is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Scanlan, Director of Commercialisation at Maynooth University, who is acknowledged by the authors as a key advocate of the clinical sensors work. John sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2019. Both he and Prof. Lowry had a strong working relationship and friendship for the past 14 years.
Download the full journal article here John Lowry publication - Royal Society of Chemistry journal Analytical Methods