The underlying issue: Chemotherapy impacts the body's 'blood factory'. 

Typical chemotherapy scenarios, with regards to neutrophil counts:

  • A U-shaped ‘drop-and-recover’ neutrophil profile is normal in chemotherapy.
  • But: Scenarios exist where levels are not always ‘normal’:  Sometimes too high, sometimes too low.
  • ‘hockey stick-shaped’ profile (BLUE) is not dangerous but signals sub-optimal chemotherapy.
  • ‘L-shaped’ profile (RED) signals CIN or worse still FN, and represents a grave risk for the patient.

Our solution

The NUI Galway team has developed a hand-held at home device that can be used to monitor changes in neutrophil counts.

How does it work?