Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Non-Enzyme Nanosensors Quickly Measure Blood Sugar

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology designed a new non-enzyme nanosensor that has applications in the measurement of blood glucose.

Non-Enzyme Nanosensors Quickly Measure Blood Sugar

Tehran, Iran | Posted on August 12th, 2014

Results of the research can meet the needs of hospitals and diagnosis laboratories to a cheap, quick and accurate sensor for the measurement of blood sugar in patients.

At present, commercial sensors to detect glucose include enzyme electrochemical species. However, researchers try to produce non-enzyme sensors due to inevitable problems, including their complicated and multistage production process, chemical and thermal instability and the dependency of the respond to pH value of the environment. Researchers in this project tried to produce a cheap and enzyme-free nanosensor to measure blood sugar.

According to Dr. Ali Asqar Ensafi, member of the Scientific Board of Isfahan University of Technology, a new nanocomposite based on porous silicone has been used in the production of this electrochemical sensor. The interesting point is that zinc nanoparticles have been stabilized on the surface of the nanocomposite through galvanic (automatic) method. The produced sensor has desirable selectivity in the measurement of glucose in the presence of disturbing species such as dopamine, citric acid and uric acid. Among other advantages of the sensor, mention can be made of appropriate stability and repeatable respond.

Dr. Ensafi explained about other advantages of the results of this research, and said, "Taking into consideration the fact that at present, two expensive and time-consuming methods, including enzyme electrochemical sensors and spectroscopy methods, are used for common measurement of blood sugar, the presented sensor is a cheap and quick method that can play an important role in reducing costs and saving time."

This research has been carried out by Dr. Ensafi, Dr. Behzad Rezayee, both members of the Scientific Board of Isfahan University of Technology, and Mehdi Mokhtari Abarqooyee, a PhD student.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Introduction of the LVEM25 Low Voltage Electron Microscope April 21st, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin researchers establish theoretical framework for graphene physics: Making strides towards using graphene to create new electronic devices April 20th, 2015

Nanomedicine

‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh April 20th, 2015

Iranian Female Professor Awarded UNESCO Medal in Nanoscience April 20th, 2015

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015

Sensors

‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh April 20th, 2015

Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015

MIT sensor detects spoiled meat: Tiny device could be incorporated into 'smart packaging' to improve food safety April 15th, 2015

Graphene pushes the speed limit of light-to-electricity conversion: Researchers from ICFO, MIT and UC Riverside have been able to develop a graphene-based photodetector capable of converting absorbed light into an electrical voltage at ultrafast timescales April 14th, 2015

Discoveries

Quantum model reveals surface structure of water: National Physical Laboratory, IBM and Edinburgh University have used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid surface April 20th, 2015

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Announcements

Introduction of the LVEM25 Low Voltage Electron Microscope April 21st, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin researchers establish theoretical framework for graphene physics: Making strides towards using graphene to create new electronic devices April 20th, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future April 20th, 2015

Quantum model reveals surface structure of water: National Physical Laboratory, IBM and Edinburgh University have used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid surface April 20th, 2015

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Nanobiotechnology

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Protein Building Blocks for Nanosystems: Scientists develop method for producing bio-based materials with new properties April 17th, 2015

Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA April 14th, 2015

UAB researchers develop a harmless artificial virus for gene therapy April 8th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project