UT Researchers Develop Saliva-Based Glucose Tests for Diabetes Management
Dr. Farnoush Faridbod, Associate Professor at UT College of Science, indicated the newly developed saliva-based glucose test to be the result of the collaboration between UT Department of Analytical Chemistry and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
As she remarked, the project was initiated in 2011 with a view to find a non-invasive method for measuring blood glucose in both healthy and diabetic patients.
According to Dr. Faridbod, the device is now undergoing the final stages of laboratory and clinical analyses. Upon the completion of these studies, the product will be launched in the market.
Dr. Faridbod also mentioned several offers received for collaboration by companies based in England, the United States, Germany, and Taiwan with a similar interest in developing non-invasive methods to measure blood glucose level.
She additionally elaborated on the consequential role played by pure sciences in medicine, remarking the far-reaching impact of pure sciences on various areas such as engineering, renewable energies, as well as pharmaceutical and medical advancements.