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A novel system for remote monitoring of metabolism in an animal model is proposed in this paper. The system is obtained by integrating bio-nano-sensors to detect single-metabolites, an electrochemical front-end made with off-the-shelf components, a radio frequency communication sub-system, and an antenna of new design. The system has been calibrated and tested for continuous monitoring of four different metabolites: glucose, lactate, glutamate, and adenosine triphosphate. Tests using animal models (mice) have been conducted to investigate tissue inflammation induced by the implanted bio-nano-sensors. These tests confirm that our system is suitable and reliable for remote monitoring of single-metabolites in experiments with animal models.
Date of Publication: March 2013