All-in-one diabetes testing device combines lancet, nanotechnology
Pepex Biomedical Inc. ’s blood glucose meter, the Trio , combines all of the diabetes testing materials in one device and replaces test strips with disposable, miniaturized enzymatic-based biosensors. The advantage, according to the company, is that it requires no handling of sharps and reduces environmental and user-induced error by eliminating test strips. The device doesn’t actually draw blood, according to CFO Joseph Driver. Rather, it tests the blood at the tissue source.