Background

The Biomedical Diagnostic Institute in DCU are working on a number of devices that will allow for simple testing of major diseases, such as cancer, liver disease and cardiovascular conditions, in primary care settings such as the GP office rather than being referred to hospitals for major testing, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. The technology is now in clinical trials at the RCSI Clinical Research Centre in Beaumont Hospital, where Aoibhinn meets Prof Dermot Kenny to find out how these new tests could transform the future of healthcare.