Prof Paul Dastoor on new biosensor factory funding
A project between University of Newcastle researchers and USA-based GBS inc. has recently been awarded AU$6.3m funding to produce pain-free, lickable glucose sensors at scale.
The money, granted through the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative, will be used to establish a factory capable of producing 100 million of the sensors a year. It will see the transition of twenty years’ of research from the lab to retail shelves, benefitting the millions of people that live with diabetes globally.
The sensors have been developed using roll-to-roll printers made available by ANFF Materials at the University of Newcastle. Prof. Paul Dastoor, who led the project, sat down with Sam Findlay from the ANFF Materials team to discuss the project, the funding, and the future.
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