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Press Release 04-154

Carbon Nanotubes Yield a New Class of Biological Sensors

Glucose sensor provides real-time readouts without the need to draw blood samples

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This glass capillary tube, shown here on a fingertip, has been loaded with glucose-sensitive nanotubes. The capillary tube keeps the nanotubes confined, but has porous walls so that glucose molecules can get to them.

Credit: Michael S. Strano