GlySens-UCSD Collaborative Research Leads to Key Findings Regarding the Viability of Long-Term Implanted Devices
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 4, 2014
– RESEARCH ARTICLE - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527688/pdf/nihms611284.pdf
Important research findings were published today regarding GLYSENS INCORPORATED’s collaborative efforts with Professor David Gough’s Biosensor Research Lab at the University of California, San Diego. The publication, in the journal Biomaterials, is entitled “Permeability of subcutaneous tissues surrounding long-term implants to oxygen” and was released today on the journal’s website.
The research project represented a joint effort between GlySens and Dr. Gough’s UCSD group, and examined important factors that influence the rate of oxygen transport to implanted devices, including the influence of the body’s normal and expected “foreign body response.” An adequate supply of oxygen from the tissue environment is of vital importance for the viability of many types of long term implants, including long term implanted sensors.
The results of this research confirm, that with proper device design, adequate oxygen delivery can be sustained over the long term and that oxygen supply need not be a limiting factor in long term implant viability.