Case Number 113087 - Breath Test for Glucose
Contact: Doug Nienaber
Description: Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an $8 billion industry worldwide. Current methods require a sample of blood, which is extracted via painful needle sticks that can lead to complications. Though acetone in the breath has long been known to correlate well with glucose in the blood, a breath test for glucose has yet to reach the market.
Anastasios Angelopoulos and Jonathan Bernstein, faculty members (engineering and medicine, respectively) at the University of Cincinnati have developed a patent pending device that signals the future of glucose sensing technology—a breath test for glucose. A patient will breathe into the device and, in seconds, receive an optical indication of blood glucose. Other breath-based approaches require more chemical transformations with additional steps.
Published PCT Application WO 2015/038814 A1