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Scaling up, stability testing and product testing of blood glucose strips

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Ongoing Project
 
Project Team: Department of Bio-Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Colombo
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Dr Maduka de Lanerolle

Team Leader

Prof. C. P. D. W.
Mathew
Ms. Nilusha
Rajapaksha

Grant No: TG/2015/Tech-D/01

Project Title: Scaling up, stability testing and product testing of blood glucose strips

Summary:

Price of a commercially available blood glucose strip in Sri Lanka is approximately Rs. 80/-.  Some brands contain chemicals which are considered as carcinogenic. Accordingly, the import of such strips is being considered for limitation. Further, the strips available in the market have limited sensitivity and low detection limits. In addition, all dry reagent chemistries available for blood glucose are expensive. As such, there is a need to develop blood glucose strips which are of high sensitivity and cost effective (determination of blood glucose without a glucometer). Under this proposed project, it is planned to scale up production of blood glucose strips to a marketable level as an import substitute at a lower cost.

Status:
Award on : 7th August, 2015
To be completed by : November, 2017
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:31 )  
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