The iQ Group Global Introduces the Saliva Glucose Biosensor
SYDNEY, /PRNewswire/ -- The iQ Group Global, a consortium of life science and financial services companies which span the biopharma value chain from asset discovery to commercialization, today introduced the Saliva Glucose Biosensor. This groundbreaking technology is the world's first non-invasive, saliva-based glucose test for diabetes management that measures glucose in saliva rather than blood. The saliva-based glucose test is being developed to improve the quality of life for over 425 million people living with diabetes globally.
The Saliva Glucose Biosensor comprises the Glucose Biosensor Unit and a digital healthcare app. The Glucose Biosensor Unit is a small, disposable strip, which when exposed to an individual's saliva instantly provides a glucose measurement. The glucose measurement will be presented in real-time, via a proprietary digital app on a patient's smart device. The Saliva Glucose Biosensor was invented by Professor Paul Dastoor and his team at the Centre of Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. The iQ Group Global acquired the biosensor technology in 2016 and has accelerated its development for diagnostic applications.
Dr. George Syrmalis, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The iQ Group Global said, "Diabetes is a global epidemic, with 1 in 11 adults living with the disease. Achieving normoglycemia is one of the main targets for diabetes patients. However, finger prick testing is a painful and frustrating process, with many citing the pain as the main reason for poor adherence to testing protocols. By eradicating the need for finger prick blood tests, the saliva-based test will lead to increased glucose monitoring and better healthcare outcomes among these patients."
The Glucose Biosensor Unit
Digital Healthcare App
Future Medical Applications
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