The scientists now intend to test their proof-of-concept further, conducting experiments with human participants, to confirm it works as they expect in real-world diagnostic conditions.
If it does, we could be looking at much more than just glucose monitoring in the future, they suggest – and all without spilling a single drop of blood.
“Of course, prediabetes testing is just one application of the technology,” says first author and PhD candidate Hakjae Lee.
“The paper-based sensor can vary depending on the biomarker you wish to monitor.”
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