Case Number 115044 - Colorimetric Glucose Sensing Through Nanoparticle Formation

Contact: Doug Nienaber
Email: doug.nienaber@uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-3098

Description:  University of Cincinnati researcher, Professor Laura B. Sagle has invented a nanoparticle based, label-free, enzyme-free, colorimetric method of glucose detection in urine.

The global market for glucose monitoring is nearly $10 billion. While blood tests represent the majority of the market, non-invasive tests are trending upward.

This invention, in comparison to commercially available urine tests for glucose, is easier to use, does not require batteries, and is more durable in transport and storage, making it ideal for developing countries where diabetes diagnoses are rapidly ascending. In addition, the linear range of detection is considerably larger than current tests on the market.

Provisional patent application on file.