Representatives from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) conducted a site-visit on the UTSW campus on 12-12-2018
Representatives from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) conducted a site-visit on the UTSW campus on 12-12-2018 of a funded project between Ibrahim A. Hashim PhD, Professor of Pathology, holder of the Arthur J Gill professorship in Pathology, and collaborators at the University of Texas at Dallas and EnLiSense LLC.
Hashim’s laboratory focuses on biomarker detection in sweat by wearable, cutaneous sensors. Sweat, a hypotonic ultrafiltrate contains most metabolites and biomarkers but at lower concentrations than blood plasma. In addition, dehydration and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) may influence sweat composition, further confusing measuring systems. However, sweat is non-invasive, continuously available and easily accessible. It is already being used for detection of cocaine, opiates and other drugs of abuse and the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Current studies in the Hashim laboratory are examining the diagnostic potential of cytokines measurements in passive sweat in normal subjects and those with various inflammatory conditions.