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Detection of biological molecules using chemical amplification and optical sensors

United States Patent

6,011,984
January 4, 2000
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Methods are provided for the determination of the concentration of biological levels of polyhydroxylated compounds, particularly glucose. The methods utilize an amplification system that is an analyte transducer immobilized in a polymeric matrix, where the system is implantable and biocompatible. Upon interrogation by an optical system, the amplification system produces a signal capable of detection external to the skin of the patient. Quantitation of the analyte of interest is achieved by measurement of the emitted signal.
Van Antwerp; William Peter (Valencia, CA), Mastrototaro; John Joseph (Los Angeles, CA)
Minimed Inc. (Sylmar, CA)
08/ 752,945
November 21, 1996
The United States Government may have rights in inventions disclosed in this application pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.