Diabetes Biosensor Research Webinar - Professor Paul Dastoor

2 Feb 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Painful diabetes testing, as shown here, will no longer be necessary thanks to the work of Professor Paul Dastoor and his team, who are developing a saliva glucose biosensor.
Painful diabetes testing, as shown here, will no longer be necessary thanks to the work of Professor Paul Dastoor and his team, who are developing a saliva glucose biosensor.

Painful tests may soon be a thing of the past with University of Newcastle researchers developing a world-first, pain-free diabetes test, set to change the lives of more than 460 million people living with diabetes globally.

The new test replaces painful finger-prick blood glucose testing with an ultra-thin, chewing gum stick-sized device that, when licked, reacts to detect glucose at the 100 times less concentrated levels found in saliva.

The sensors represent a fundamental shift in disease management, removing typical barriers to health testing such as pain, cost and availability. They could be developed for application across 130 indications including tumour markers, hormones and allergens.

Learn more about this ground-breaking technology from Professor Paul Dastoor, a research leader in the Centre for Organic Electronics at the University of Newcastle. Professor Dastoor will also be joined on a panel by colleagues with expertise in this area.

The panel will answer as many of your questions about biosensor technology and its potential applications for disease management as time permits.

If you wish to support this amazing research, please go to newcastle.edu.au/biosensor-research-donation

About our presenter

Addressing global issues as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety, Professor Paul Dastoor and his team are at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. Designing revolutionary devices such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests, Professor Dastoor's innovations are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.

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