LONDON December 12th, 2021- Immunidex Ltd, an innovative AI healthcare startup, has analysed data from thousands of hospitalized patients infected with the COVID-19, using blood-based biomarkers. In particular, Immunidex is working on applications to assess patients’ immune risk of severe COVID-19 infection. Its unique approach identifies blood-based biomarkers which can indicate high susceptibility to disease, such as carbohydrates/lipids management and kidney/liver function.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, much was unknown about the novel coronavirus. Scientists were, nonetheless, aware that older people were at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection and mortality . With time, research has suggested other influences and risk factors beyond advanced age. Immunidex’s pre-findings reveal that obesity, diabetes hypertension, as well as impaired liver and kidney functions, significantly increase the need for patient hospitalization. Importantly, it has also been observed that hospitalized COVID-19 patients are frequently Vitamin D deficient. These clinical findings correlate to scientific outcomes where increased levels of Vitamin D supplementation have decreased the severity of COVID-19 infection and the number of virus-affected lung segments in COVID-19-positive patients . Immunidex is excited that its applications to assess COVID-19 risk factors can provide an invaluable link between the latest scientific findings and effective clinical treatment during an ongoing pandemic.
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