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MIT Technology Review: Controlling Diabetes with a Skin Patch

March 22, 2016

A flexible tattoo senses glucose levels in sweat and delivers a drug as needed.

MIT Technology Review dives into the paper published in Nature Nanotechnology on next generation sweat sensing patches - that MC10's Roozbeh Ghaffari collaborated to develop.

"Attempting to free people with diabetes from frequent finger-pricks and drug injections, researchers have created an electronic skin patch that senses excess glucose in sweat and automatically administers drugs by heating up microneedles that penetrate the skin.

The prototype was developed by Dae-Hyeong Kim, assistant professor at Seoul National University and researchers at MC10, a flexible-electronics company in Lexington, Massachusetts."

Read the full story here.

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