Novel Glucose Sensing Fluid for Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Description:

Reference #: 00685

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a new system for continuing glucose monitoring. This technology helps to treat and control diabetes and its serious complications, which can lead to premature.

Potential Applications:

The system can be used as part of the successful treatment and control of diabetes.

Advantages and Benefits:

  • Provides for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels

  • Uses a stable, biocompatible sensing fluid in a previously developed microelectromechanical system

  • Provides accurate and highly specific response in the detection of glucose levels

  • Avoids the significant drawbacks of systems currently on the market

Problem:

Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause long-term complications and premature death. Monitoring blood glucose level is a vital part of controlling the disease and its effects. The current glucose monitoring systems on the market have significant drawbacks, including that they are irreversible due to the consumption of the glucose, are insensitive and inaccurate due to a side production of hydrogen peroxide, and can result in immunotoxicity, cytotoxicity and instability.

Invention Description:

This system provides for accurate glucose monitoring without any of the negative drawbacks of systems currently on the market. The technology uses a stable, biocompatible sensing fluid in a previously developed microelectromechanical system to monitor glucose levels continuously. Experimental results show that the fluid was stable and provided for an accurate and highly specific response in the detection of glucose levels.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Glucose Monitoring by Viscometric Sensing of Polymeric Fluid Utility United States 12/361,825 8,003,397 1/29/2009 8/23/2011 1/29/2029 Issued
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
technology@sc.edu
Inventors:
Qian Wang
Siqi Li
Qiao Lin
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