The Blood Test That Could Save Football
LEXINGTON, Mass. — “I’m a frickin’ pioneer, man,” Kevin Hrusovksy, CEO of Quanterix said. “I see the opportunity to eliminate pain and suffering . . . and we’re going to do it.”
The revolutionary work is happening in a nondescript corporate office where a dozen armoire-sized automated boxes glean minute protein biomarkers in blood samples with unprecedented sensitivity.
Blood tests could soon diagnose concussions—and even the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE, a neurodegenerative disease that has afflicted many former football players—and do so objectively within as little as 20 minutes.
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