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Mar 19, 2020

It’s Too Late to Undo Climate Change. We Need Tech in Order to Adapt

IEEE Spectrum

A raft of companies are developing tech to help us live in a warmer world.

One of the biggest risks in a warming world is that both outdoor workers and their equipment will overheat more often. Epicore Biosystems is building wearable microfluidic sensors that monitor people for dehydration or high body temperatures. The Epicore sensors are already being used for athletes. But it’s not hard to imagine that in the near future there’d be a market for putting them on construction, farm, and warehouse workers who have to perform outside jobs in hot weather.

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Feb 16, 2020

Gatorade Gx Sweat Patch TV Commercial, 'Push the Game Forward' Featuring Jayson Tatum

Aired First on TNT

Best-in-class athletes like Jayson Tatum are always looking to push their game forward, Gatorade says, and that is where it comes in. The drink maker partnered with Epicore Biosystems to develop a first-of-its-kind wearable, the Gx Sweat Patch, which measures personalized sweat rate and composition. When athletes know what they sweat out, Gatorade says, they better know what to put back in.

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Feb 12, 2020

Can Sweat Shed a Light on Disease Severity in Atopic Dermatitis?

Dermatology Times

Wearable sensors might soon provide dermatologists and patients with unprecedented real-time information about skin health.

One such device in development, Epicore Biosystems’ wearable Discovery patch (Leo Pharma and Epicore Biosystems), aims to assess inflammatory biomarkers found in sweat and interstitial fluid in individuals with atopic dermatitis. The wearable technology will analyze cytokines in sweat to offer real-time objective assessment of the state of disease in adults with the chronic skin condition.

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Jan 30, 2020

The Gx Sweat Hydration System is a Finalist at the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards for Wearable Tech


The 23rd annual SXSW Innovation Awards Presented by Sprinklr recognize the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Innovators and creators from around the world are invited to enter their eligible projects to vie for top honors in this unique, long-running SXSW competition.

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Smart Design, Epicore Biosystems, Gatorade

Gatorade’s Gx Sweat Patch and companion app are designed to bring sweat testing and personalized sports fueling and recovery recommendations to all athletes without the need for a traditional lab. This digital ecosystem combines wearable technology that captures an athlete’s sweat rate and electrolyte concentration directly from the skin with a smartphone app that processes the data using machine learning.

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Jan 09, 2020

Paul George’s Nike PG 4 “Gatorade” Gives You Personalized Sports Nutrition Advice


The Nike PG 4 “Gatorade” features a GX Sweat Patch that analyzes the wearer’s sweat to provide personalized sports nutrition recommendations that will aid performance.

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Nov 19, 2019

Gatorade Demos a Working Version of its Sweat Patch

Gadgets and Wearables

It is fair to say that it's been a while since we’ve seen a fitness device that has truly opened up a new frontier in monitoring your health. This is about to change soon. There has been one extremely valuable source of health information that has been ignored so far – your sweat. Every drop of this liquid tells a story about what is happening inside the body. It provides information on dehydration, stress, muscle cramping, high cholesterol, depression and even blood glucose.

Gatorade is one of the first companies that is looking to release a commercial product. Developed with Epicore Biosystems, their sweat patch looks at differences in color caused by chemical reactions. Users can then examine the patch to monitor both the level of dehydration and the concentration of chloride in their body.

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Nov 7, 2019

LEO Science & Tech Hub and Epicore Biosystems Announce Second Phase of Partnership Exploring Use of Wearable Skin Sensors to Improve Dermatologic Treatment Regimens

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEO Science & Tech Hub, the Boston-based R&D innovation unit of LEO Pharma A/S, announced today the next phase of a research collaboration in atopic dermatitis (AD) with Epicore Biosystems, a wearable microfluidics and biosensor spinout from Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics.

The partnership advances the development of Epicore’s wearable Discovery patch and electrochemical sensors to measure prognostic skin health and inflammation biomarkers. The goal is to explore if and how these biochemical markers can apply to and inform treatment decisions and therapeutic targets.

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Sep 24, 2019

5 Key Trends Changing New Product And Service Development


Smart also worked with Gatorade to further its transformation from a sports beverage to a sport nutrition company and expanded their business model to include customizable hydration based on each athletes’ unique physiological needs and exercise programs. With Epicore Biosystem, they recently developed a self-diagnosing, smart sweat patch that was showcased at TED 2019. It measures an athlete’s’ sweat rate and electrolyte composition and can be scanned with image recognition on a companion smartphone app. The platform uses biometric data from the Sweat Patch to generate individual sports fueling recommendations that optimize performance based on weather, intensity and activity duration.

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May 03, 2019

Previewed at TED: Microfluidics sweat analysis from Gatorade


The old adage decrees it takes ‘blood, sweat and tears’ to be the best in your athletic field. But Epicore Biosystems reckons one of those fabled fluids is much more important than the others – and the start-up has developed a patch to capture and analyse your sweat.

It has developed wearable technology to capture sweat, analyse the unique biomarkers within it and offer custom hydration recommendations based on it. The goal is to ensure athletes are drinking enough fluids – and the right kinds of fluids – at half-time to maintain peak levels throughout the game.

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Apr 26, 2019

Inside the Lab Where Gatorade Is Transforming Itself Into a Tech Company


When you think of Gatorade, you probably picture a neon orange or yellow sports drink. But the company is trying to carve out a niche for itself in another increasingly important aspect of fitness: technology.

Or, more specifically, technology that measures your sweat. Gatorade's sweat patch--which it's currently testing at its Sports Science Institute in Bradenton, Florida, and hopes to roll out to consumers next year--can be worn by athletes during practice or workouts to help them track hydration and nutrients they've lost through perspiration. Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade's head of innovation and design, says that information will help them refuel more effectively, which, in theory, should provide them with an extra edge on the field. It's a key part of the company's plans for providing athletes with access to comprehensive information about their performance.

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Apr 19, 2019

Previewed at TED: Microfluidics sweat analysis from Gatorade


Imagine if, after your next workout, you could see not only how much you sweat, but what you sweat — and how to replenish what’s missing. That’s the promise of a new sweat analysis patch from Gatorade, shown in preview form at TED2019.

How it works: You place the small, flexible patch on your arm before a workout. Then the microfluidics inside the patch get to work.

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