Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where the body does not produce or effectively use the hormone insulin, resulting in elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Monitoring the amount of blood glucose can aid effective diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality healthcare management to diabetic patients. One of the ways to monitor blood glucose is through commercially available biosensors. Although such a test can be done at home at any time, there is a growing need to have pain-free alternatives. Hence, researchers are exploring glucose biosensors that do not need so much blood and are reliable, accurate, biodegradable, biocompatible and user-friendly. In a recent study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the Indian Institutes of Technology Indore and Bombay, have developed one such sensor.
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Indore have demonstrated a new, ultrasensitive glucose sensor, made of nanopetals of Nickel Oxide (NiO). The new device has shown robustness and very high sensitivity, while utilizing very little power.
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India; University of North Texas, USA and the National Institute of Technology Goa, highlight how changes made to patent policy in 2005 have boosted research and development in the country.
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore have developed shape controlled cobalt ferrite nanoparticles, which can be used to accurately measure the humidity of a region.