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Using imec's hyperspectral camera for early biomarker detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Imec’s hyperspectral snapshot camera can detect protein accumulation in the retina of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Belgian biologists (KU Leuven), ophthalmologists (UZ Leuven) and engineers (VITO and imec) published some exciting results about eye examinations with the help of hyperspectral technology. Within a few years, this new concept could lead to a rapid, user-friendly, and affordable test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s. 

Scientists hope that this test can detect Alzheimer’s in a very early stage, before cognitive decline has started, and therapy can be successful.