World’s first 1 cm chip to measure blood sugar levels

The world’s first biosensor chip has been developed by the scientist at Geneva that can measure not just pH and temperature but also blood cholesterol or sugar levels, as well as drugs after the implantation under the skin.

World's first 1 cm chip to measure blood sugar levels - Doorsanchar
The chip which is only a centimeter long communicates with the a user’s smartphone

The chip which is only a centimeter long communicates with the a user’s smartphone and is powered by a patch on the surface of the skin. Researchers said, “The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage.”
The biosensor chip developed at EPFL in Switzerland is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol and certain drugs. The latest development is the biosensor chip, created by researchers in the Integrated Systems Laboratory working together with the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Group.
Sandro Carrara said,”This is the world’s first chip capable of measuring not just pH and temperature, but also metabolism-related molecules like glucose, lactate and cholesterol, as well as drugs.” He further added ,”A simple plaster holds together the battery, the coil and a Bluetooth module used to send the results immediately to a mobile phone.”

Writer : Abhinaya Ghimire

Abhinaya Ghimire is a tech savvy person who loves keeping information about ICT and media. Graduated from Kathmandu University in Bachelor of Media Stuides, he is equally involved in making short films, documentaries and also has his own photo blog www.abhieg.wordpress.com

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