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Diagnostic eye test nominated

An eye movement test to assist diagnosis of major adult psychiatric disorders has been nominated for a Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Award.

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen developed the test, which recognises unusual eye movements, to help clinicians identify illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression.

Their company, SACCADE Diagnostics - which will spin out from the university next year - is shortlisted in the Innovation category of the awards.

Professor David St Clair said: "We as a team are delighted that the importance of our efforts to translate our research into a technology to help with the diagnosis and management of individuals with major mental illness is being recognised by the life sciences community in Scotland and internationally."

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