Perfluorocarbon may improve biosensor accuracy:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Synthetic Blood International has received a notice of allowance on a US patent application covering the use of a perfluorocarbon emulsion as an O(2) reservoir in a biosensor. O2 is a critical substrate for most biosensors, says the Costa Mesa, California firm, which is developing an implanted glucose biosensor for monitoring diabetic patients. Because O2 levels are typically very low in tissue, it is believed that the a perfluorocarbon emulsion will increase available oxygen and improve accuracy in low-oxygen biosenor applications.