You can't stop progress, especially in health. While medical research is advancing against neurological and infectious diseases, or even against cancer, it is also progressing in the dental field. In the United States, a company has thus developed a special sensor, which is fixed on a tooth, and allows by analyzing saliva to detect diseases and make health checks much more complete than by a simple blood test, relays the BFM site.
The saliva diagnostic device from Lura Health, the company in question, comes in the form of a small chip, which attaches to a molar like a dental cleat, or with a small ring that encircles the tooth, or still, as in orthodontic treatment, is held in place by aligners.
On its website, Lura Health claims that saliva is "testing for over 1,000 health conditions". He added: “Health professionals even consider saliva to be the new blood of health diagnostics. »
Before its chip hits the market, Lura Health will have to pass various hurdles. We will first have to convince the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American food and drug agency, which, after a battery of tests, will be able to give the green light (or not) to enter the phase clinical trials.