A medical sensor startup company, announces the successful measurement of glucose in saliva of human test subjects using a disposable nanotechnology-based sensor platform and simple, portable electronics. Limited testing has demonstrated excellent correlation with both handheld commercial glucometers and sophisticated laboratory instruments well within the FDA’s required measurement tolerances.
This breakthrough could put pain-free glucose testing within the reach of every diabetic and practitioner.
The patent-pending sensor is formed using a small nanotechnology platform matched to widely accepted and FDA-approved common enzyme chemistry. The enzyme is an oxido-reductase that catalyzes the oxidation of glucose, which is then sensed by the nanotechnology platform. Plans are underway to conduct broader clinical trials prior to seeking FDA approval as a screening and monitoring device.