Finger pricking for glucose monitoring might be a thing of the past soon
3D-printed glucose biosensors as a replacement for finger pricking - health technology short science news

Scientists have succeeded to make a glucose biosensor by 3D printing that can be used in wearable monitors.

While alternatives for glucose meters that require constant finger printing already exist, the new device is cheaper, uses less material, is much more stable and is much more sensitive. Also, 3D-printing offers the possibility to adapt the biosensor to the biology of each individual for optimal results.

For large-scale use, the new biosensor has to be integrated with electronic components on a wearable platform. Thus, the 3-D printed glucose biosensor might be a replacement for finger pricking in the not too distant future.

Read the full story: Washington State University
Scientific publication: Analytica Chimica Acta

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