Body Fluid Component Electrochemical Biosensor

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There is a growing need for more sensitive instruments for biological sensing. With medical research proving that even minute changes in body fluid can show early warning signs of diseases, such as cancer, biosensors need to be sufficiently sensitive to detect these changes.

Purdue University researchers have developed a functioning biosensor technology that incorporates nanotubes to successfully immobilize the enzyme glucose oxidase (GOx). This permits the sensing of glucose in a blood sample with greatly improved sensitivity over existing technologies, and there are expectations that this technology could be applied to monitor glucose levels in other body fluids, such as saliva. The general nature of this technology means that it could be readily adapted to sense other important body fluid components.

Advantages:
-Monitors minute changes in glucose levels
-Could be adapted to sense other body fluid components

Potential Applications:
-Medical/Health
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