A 2D barcode that helps predict a patient's response to medical therapy
A Medicine Safety Code captures data about a patientís 400 most important pharmacogenomic markers and allergies as a 2D barcode. It can help to predict how medications are metabolized and tolerated by the patient. Medical doctors can use this information to make the delivery of medications safer and more effective.
The Medicine Safety Code can be printed on lab reports, health records or small cards that can be carried by patients in their wallets, and can be quickly used to retrieve pharmacogenomic markers of patients when needed. No central storage of data is necessary, giving patients full control over their personal health information.
Personalized warnings and recommendations on any smartphone
A patientís Medicine Safety Code can be read and interpreted by most common smart phones without requiring the installation of dedicated software.
You can test the current prototype of the web interface by visiting this example of a Medicine Safety Code interpretation, which is based on data from an artificial 23andMe.com genetic profile. Note that in the current public prototype medical decision support is only available for the drug warfarin.
Generate your own Medicine Safety Code
You can generate a Medicine Safety Code for your own data by uploading a file in 23andMe format here.
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For further information, please contact the project lead
Dr. Matthias Samwald
E-Mail: samwald *at* gmx.at