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March 31, 2011

US Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Blood-Glucose Detector

Researchers at University of Missouri–St Louis in the US have developed a portable, inexpensive and non-invasive blood glucose detector. The device works by shining a near-infrared light through the finger and calculating the change in the magnitude of light power transmitted through t

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Researchers at University of Missouri–St Louis in the US have developed a portable, inexpensive and non-invasive blood glucose detector.

The device works by shining a near-infrared light through the finger and calculating the change in the magnitude of light power transmitted through the targeted area to determine the individual’s blood-glucose level.

The device’s small monitor allows pain-free detection of glucose levels without the need for strips or lancets.

Lead researcher Xu Zhi said that the technology provides for detection in just one second, unlike other non-invasive monitors in development.

“There have been 25 years of attempts to create such a non-invasive glucose monitor, and I think we’ve done it,” Zhi said.

According to researchers, future applications of the device could include blood analytes such as cholesterol.

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