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Glucose and lactate biosensors for critical care monitoring

In terms of in vivo sensing, in a joint programme between DCU, St Vincent's Hospital (Dublin), Ciba-Geigy (Basle), Max-Delbruch Centre (Berlin) and University of Vienna, novel instrumentation has been developed which couples microdialysis to microflow systems and biosensor array detection for glucose and lactate. The ultimate aim is to develop a bedside monitor system for critical care situations. Work is currently being done on test animals, before moving on to human subjects. A prototype device now exists for online monitoring of glucose and lactate, however it needs new investment to develop a product which can be marketed worldwide.

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Dublin City University
9 Dublin
Ireland
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