News! ESA has created a blood disk for the astronaut's diagnosis

Credit: ESA/Radisens Diagnostics
Credit: ESA/Radisens Diagnostics

News! ESA has created a blood disk for the astronaut's diagnosis. This blood disk can be used to detect many diseases that astronauts may have, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol, and more. ESA also suggested that in order to see if an astronaut has one of the diseases that the disk can detect, he can use only a drop of blood. Correctly, a drop of blood is enough for this smart disk to detect a certain blood disease. The device created by ESA is specially designed to operate in weightlessness. 

This new blood disk developed by ESA is welcome for future missions. Because many space agencies want longer missions in the future, such a device is needed. The European Space Agency pointed out that the device is being developed by ESA's General Assistive Technology Program (GSTP) with Radisens Diagnostics, the developing country being Ireland. 

How is this device used? 

A drop of blood is inserted into a minidisc. Once inserted correctly, the disc is inserted into the device. After being placed in the device, it is rotated until the blood sample spreads to the surface. And then, in a few minutes, the results come. ESA said more tests could be done at the same time, with the results coming in minutes. 

We wish good luck to ESA and the astronauts who will use this device to give them the best results! 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 10 December 2021, at 10:50 am Los Angeles time

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