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Implanted glucose sensor works for more than 1 year
Date:7/28/2010

d that major research efforts to use readings from glucose sensors to program insulin pumps are well underway. Researchers are primarily using needle-type glucose sensors, but these needle sensors could be replaced with the new implanted sensors if and when they are approved for human use.

San Diego Startup / Industry Collaboration

With key underpinnings afforded by Goughs university research, the sensor was developed into its current form by colleagues at GlySens Incorporated, the San Diego company Gough co-founded with Joseph Lucisano, who holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from UC San Diego. According to Gough, GlySens has received a number of peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health in support of the project, and receipt of these grants is strong testimony to the companys solid scientific approach.

"Many of the people working at GlySens were trained at UC San Diego," said Gough.

According to Gough, "This is a UC San Diego-industry collaboration that could reduce health care costs and lead to new growth in the San Diego economy."


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Contact: Daniel Kane
dbkane@ucsd.edu
858-534-3262
University of California - San Diego
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