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Valve homograft implant for cardiovascular diseases

Dr. María Guadalupe Moreno Treviño developed a valve homograft implant for cardiovascular diseases. This project was registered by CONACYT in 2016.

Along with this project, UDEM’s Bank of Cells, Tissues, and Organs was also set up. It contributes to strengthening national infrastructure for the preservation of cardiovascular tissues.

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An efficient method to detect polymorphism

Researchers Rafael B. León Cachón, María Guadalupe Moreno Treviño, and Denis Aideé Martínez Treviño developed a method to detect GSTM3 A/B polymorphism in Human DNA samples in 2017. Polymorphism is related to the metabolism of drugs and carcinogens; therefore, it is associated with cancer.

Currently, polymorphism detection is carried out mostly through PCR-nucleotide sequencing and RFLPs. However, this requires long processes that can be costly. This innovation consists of designing TaqMan probes specific to the genetic variants and using another method called PCR in real time.

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App to diagnose cancer in real time

Universidad de Monterrey graduates Alejandro López, Andrés Garzafox, and Sergio Hurtado, developed Dermapp, a cellphone app that assesses, analyzes, and determines the risk of suffering from skin cancer.

If the app yields a disturbing result, the user can be referred to a specialist to decide on the course of action to be undertaken.

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Luis Fernández

Credits: Archivo UDEM

Studying Biomedical Engineering at UDEM helped me to understand my country’s real needs in health-related topics and to acquire knowledge, tools, and contacts to provide solutions that generate positive impacts on the provision of health services in Latin America.