Body Ink to Help Diabetes Patients Monitor Glucose Levels

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Feb 13, 2009 • References: dsc.discovery & neatorama
Draper Laboratories of Massachusetts has developed a color-changing nanoparticle tattoo ink that can help diabetes patients monitor their glucose levels.

Heather Clark, a scientist at Draper, says that the nanoparticle tattoo wouldn't have to be terribly large to be effective for diabetes patients: "It doesn't have to be a large, over-the-shoulder kind of tattoo. It would only have to be a few millimeters in size and wouldn't have to go as deep as a normal tattoo."

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