Clemson University bioengineering students have created a cost-effective, blood sugar testing kit for diabetics.
The kit works in similar fashion to conventional methods of testing blood sugar. The only difference is that Clemson students designed an inkjet printer that shoots enzymes instead of ink. As a result, the strips can be generated for just 1 cent each when compared to commercial strips that costs as much as $1 each. Majority of the diabetics need to use five or more a day.
The students are now collaborating with regulators in the United States and Tanzania to seek approval for the prototype’s distribution. Human testing is scheduled to begin soon.
The above story is based on materials provided by University Herald.