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Hybrid sensor for diabetes detection from exhaled breath using nanoparticles loaded 1D metal oxides

Project description

A breath analyser for glucose monitoring in diabetes

Diabetes is the most prevalent chronic condition worldwide, with patients undergoing painful blood glucose tests on a daily basis. The EU-funded Sensor4Diabetes project proposes to replace this monitoring approach by developing an innovative sensor that measures specific compounds in patients' exhaled breath such as acetone, ethanol and methyl nitrate. The sensor will be functionalised with different catalytic nanoparticles to enhance the selectivity and speed of the catalytic activation of the adsorbed gas molecules. The highly effective diabetic breath analyser constitutes a non-invasive method for monitoring blood glucose levels and is expected to bring a paradigm shift in diabetes management.

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76