ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) has received a $189,886 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to develop a home lithiummonitor for use by patients with bipolar disorder. The testing tool would allow reliable, routine at-home monitoring of blood lithium concentrations, enabling individuals with bipolar disorder to conveniently and effectively manage their care.

“A home-based testing tool will enable patients to monitor their lithium blood concentrations daily and adjust their medication accordingly,” said Kent Henry, Ph.D., ADA senior scientist and principal investigator on the project. “Just as home monitoring of blood sugar levels enables diabetics to manage their health, individuals with bipolar disorder will be better equipped to manage their health and overall well-being.”

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