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New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

September 13, 2019

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person’s tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis of nanomaterials based on irradiation with ultra-short lasers, which is an alternative, sustainable and non-polluting method.

The main objective of this project is to create a tool for the diagnosis of non-invasive diabetes through the detection of ocular glucose in vitro, which can be integrated into a smartphone for both clinical and private use.

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