A membrane which swells in response to glucose is being developed for possible use in the treatment of diabetes. The permeability of the membrane also changes in response to changes in glucose concentrations. The membrane could be used as part of an in vivo glucose sensor or as a device for varying insulin delivery rates through the membrane in response to variations in glucose concentrations. Since the stability and biocompatibility of the membrane will partially determine its utility in the treatment of diabetics, a preliminary study of these properties was performed.
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|State||Published - 1 Dec 1984|