Agreement is signed by FEMSA A.C. to prevent diabetes
Thanks to a device developed for the early detection of diabetes, a sheet of terms related to licensing was signed between representatives of Fundación FEMSA AC and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Excluir publicacionesWorldwide, more than 317 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, of which, 187 million do not know that they suffer from it. Normally, large quantities of samples, complex laboratory equipment and trained personnel are required to combat it. Although an attempt has been made to use enzymatic systems as a remedy, many fluid samples end up contaminated, altering their results. Thus, there is a need for an improved technique to detect analytes in body fluid samples.
This technology is based on a non-invasive device and protocol that analyzes body fluid samples, and also aims to detect these metabolic disorders through a biomarker, and also has an international patent application (PCT).
The University of Houston (UH) has joined forces with the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) to carry it out with a scientific team led by Dr. Richard C. Wilson (UH) and Dr. Marco Antonio Rito Palomares (ITESM).
The agreement reached today, establishes among the signatories terms related to exclusivity for non-profit use and distribution in Latin America, in order to make the technology accessible to all.
Among those present, it is reported that the following attended the signing of the agreement:·
- Lic. Mariano Montero, Director of Fundación FEMSA A.C
- Dr. Marco Antonio Rito Palomares, scientific leader of the project on behalf of ITESM, Associate Dean of Graduate and Research of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Lic. Sindy González and Lic. Mariana Palazuelos – Early Childhood Development Projects of Fundación FEMSA A.C.
- Silvia Patricia Mora Castro, Director of Red OTT del Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Alejandro Vázquez Muñóz, Comercial Manager of National Technology Transfer Office of Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Vanessa Aguilar Pérez, Commercial Specialist of National Technology Transfer Office of Tecnológico de Monterrey