Graphene-based wireless blood glucose sensor to enable an artificial pancreas

Researchers from the University of Minnesota are developing a sensor platform that will help create an artificial pancreas. The wireless sensor that will continually monitor blood glucose will be based on graphene and it can be placed in blood vessels for accurate and continual monitoring.

This new project was funded by the 2013 Discovery Transformation Grant Program. This is one of four projects that received $2 million in total.


A couple of months ago we reported that researchers from the University of Minnesota developed graphene-based quantum capacitance wireless vapor sensors. The sensor is made from a metal-oxide-graphene variable capacitor (varactor) coupled to an inductor, creating a resonant oscillator circuit. The resonant frequency is found to shift in proportion to water vapor concentration.

Posted: Aug 19,2013 by Ron Mertens