This article was originally published in Start Up
Despite mounting evidence that controlling blood sugar levels in critical care patients reduces complications and shortens the length of ICU stay, clinicians have found total glucose control hard to achieve because of the frequent testing required to achieve tight management. GlySure Ltd. is developing a continuous intravascular glucose monitoring system based on optical fluorescence. The start-up says that its sensor, inserted into the patient through central venous or arterial lines, can be used to monitor glucose and other parameters continuously for long periods of time without clotting or other adverse effects.
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