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Reports on Materials Engineering Findings from University of Utah Provide New Insights (A review of recent advances in nonenzymatic glucose sensors)

August 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Current study results on Materials Engineering have been published. According to news reporting from Salt Lake City, Utah, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Currently, there is an overwhelming demand for the development and improvement of glucose sensors. Not only has the number of people requiring these sensors significantly increased over the last decade, so has the demand to make sensors which are both biocompatible and have increased sensing capabilities as compared to current technologies."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Utah, "In order to meet these needs, a move towards nonenzymatic glucose sensors has begun. These new sensors have garnered significant interest due to their capacity to achieve continuous glucose monitoring, their high stability compared to traditional glucose sensors, and the ease of their fabrication. Research has been extensively geared towards the preparation of these nonenzymatic glucose sensors from novel materials, often with unique micro- or nano-structures, which possess ideal properties for electrochemical biosensor applications. In recent years, a variety of materials including noble metals, metal oxides, carbon nanotubes, graphene, polymers, and composites have been explored for their electrocatalytic response to the oxidation of glucose."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In this review, the most recent advances in nonenzymatic glucose sensors are visited, with the focus being on the last five years of research."

For more information on this research see: A review of recent advances in nonenzymatic glucose sensors. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 2014;41():100-118. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Tian, University of Utah, Dept. of Mat Sci & Engn, Nanostruct Mat Res Lab, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Prestgard and A. Tiwari.

Keywords for this news article include: Utah, United States, Salt Lake City, Materials Engineering, North and Central America

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Source: Journal of Engineering

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