Hugo Katus, Klaus Hallermayer

Blood test to diagnose heart attacks

Technical field
Roche Diagnostics
Together with Dr Klaus Hallermayer at Roche Diagnostics, German cardiologist Hugo Katus and his team at the University of Heidelberg developed a new type of blood test in 1994 which revolutionised the diagnosis of heart attacks ─ currently the leading cause of death worldwide. Their Troponin T antibody test brought a new level of accuracy to the detection of heart disease and is now the gold standard for cardiologists worldwide.

Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category Industry  

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