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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.

Summary

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.