Another way light provides the answer for blood testing

Light replaces the Needle.

‘Empa and the University Hospital Zurich have joined forces to develop a sensor that gages the blood sugar through skin contact. And best of all: No blood samples are necessary, not even to calibrate the sensor. “Glucolight” is initially to be used in premature babies to avoid hypoglycemia and subsequent brain damage.’ ex Empa website


Damien de Courten, scientist at Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, shows Glucolight’s measuring head with the smart membrane. Photo: Empa.

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