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Government to invest £7.5m to tackle sepsis
The Technology Strategy Board and the Department of Health are to invest £7.5 million into R&D projects on the medical condition sepsis. The condition, which occurs when the body overreacts to an infection, is estimated to cause around 60,000 deaths in the UK annually. The first competition—multi-pathogen detection and/or simple discrimination—opens on 30 August. It will offer up to £5m for collaborative projects to develop diagnostic tools for the condition. There will be £2.5m available for a second competition—advancing biomarker use in sepsis management—which opens on 26 September.