Seok Lew of Salt Lake City, Utah, received US Patent No. 6,751,491, “Analyte measuring biosensor chip using image scanning system.” The patent covers an implantable chip biosensor for detecting an analyte in vivo in body fluids. The technology comprises an analyte-sensitive hydrogel slab chemically configured to vary its displacement volume according to changes in concentration of an analyte, such as glucose, in a patient’s body fluid.

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