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Blood test device to sit under skin

20th March 2013

Swiss scientists have developed a tiny blood-testing device that sits under the skin and gives instant results via a mobile phone.

The team from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne say the wireless prototype, which is 14mm long, can simultaneously check for up to five different substances in the blood and could be particularly useful for monitoring chronic conditions such as high cholesterol and diabetes as well as tracking the impact of drug treatments such as chemotherapy. The data is sent to the doctor using radio waves and Bluetooth technology.

 

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