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Microneedle Sensors May Allow Real-time Monitoring of Body Chemistry

December 13, 2011

electron micrograph of a hollow microneedle Researchers from North Carolina State University, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, San Diego, have developed new technology that uses microneedles to allow doctors to detect real-time chemical changes in the body--and to continuously do so for an extended period of time. Full Story

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