Nanotube sensor may help eliminate finger prick test in diabetes

05/2/2013 | MIT Technology Review online

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have developed a carbon nanotube-based sensor designed to measure glucose in the blood and other body fluids including saliva. "Such devices would potentially eliminate the need for frequent, uncomfortable finger pricking for blood glucose measurements and would greatly improve diabetic peoples' quality of life while still maintaining a high level of diagnostic accuracy," the researchers said.

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