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Biosensors for Medical Applications by S Higson

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Biosensors for non-invasive measurements

L. Micheli, D. Moscone and G. Palleschi,     University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and Consorzio Interuniversitario Biostrutture e Biosistemi ‘INBB’, Italy

Abstract:

Demand for non-invasive, fast, real-time and inexpensive analyses in humans is increasing. In particular, measurements of metabolites in media other than blood are particularly important for patients who have to control daily parameters such as glycemia and urea, and for people who have problems collecting blood. Although many sampling sites are available for non-invasive sensing, until now most efforts have concentrated on saliva, sweat, and the human skin itself. In this chapter, we detail examples of non-invasive measurements of metabolites ...

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