“Additive manufacturing” could greatly improve diabetes management

Via Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Engineers at Oregon State University have used “additive manufacturing” to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for the patient.

A key advance is use of electrohydrodynamic jet, or “e-jet” printing, to make the sensor. Conceptually, e-jet printing is a little like an inexpensive inkjet printer – but it creates much finer drop sizes and works with biological materials such as enzymes, instead of ink.

Read the full story here: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/mar/%E2%80%9Cadditive-manufacturing%E2%80%9D-could-greatly-improve-diabetes-management