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Implantable Glucose Sensor for Diabetes Management

An implantable glucose biosensor to continuously monitor blood sugar levels, which is being developed at Texas A&M University, will revolutionize diabetes management. Dr. Melissa Grunlan, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and her research team are developing a 'self-cleaning' membrane that envelops an implanted glucose sensor, shielding it from the body's immune response that would otherwise render it nonfunctional.