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Medical Research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

The Medical Research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is studying amino acid absorption in humans in famine conditions, using Sercon’s 20-20, Aqua and CETAC (being used for CO2 breath analysis). Service engineer Dave Harris visited the lab, run by Mahroukh Rafii, recently to service the equipment.

Alyssa Paoletti is currently using the instrument for determining amino acid requirements in healthy adults over 60years of age. Other studied have included taking breath samples from infants and also samples from impoverished areas of Brazil in order to try and solve the lack of amino acid absorption in famine conditions when a supply of meat (complete proteins) is not available to a population.

Our service and engineering teams tend to make the most of the opportunity to engage in local cultures in their free time – this time, Dave was to be found playing guitar on a local bar!