Development of an advanced millimeter-wave front-end for use in medical sensing

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 395 000
Project duration November 2014 - May 2015
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Call Strategic Innovation Program Electronic Components and Systems - call autumn 2014

Purpose and goal

The number of people suffering from diabetes is growing and is forecasted to exceed 500 M worldwide in 2018. A glucose test is still today not convenient, accessible or even inexpensive and is highly invasive using metal needles. Recent developments in blood sugar detection using millimeter-waves by Ascilion AB, lead to this Vinnova project. The aim of the project was to develop the front-end circuitry around new glucose sensors using millimeter-waves. The successful demonstration performed in the project opens up new perspectives towards miniaturization and commercialization.

Results and expected effects

This project demonstrates the potential of glucose sensors using mm-waves. The front-end implementation opens up new perspectives towards miniaturization and commercialization. In the project, publishable results have been obtained. These results will be published in a number of publications after termination of the project.

Approach and implementation

The project involved two partners: Uppsala University (UU) and Ascilion AB. It was coordinated by Dr. Dragos Dancila, researcher in Prof. Anders Rydberg´s Microwave group. The strong collaboration between UU and Ascilion has facilitated the knowledge transfer from the research institution to the company. The successful demonstration performed in the project opens up new perspectives towards miniaturization and commercialization.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-05121

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