LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Researchers at EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, have teamed up with startup Xsensio to develop a tiny sensing chip that can encapsulate and analyze biomarkers in a person’s sweat. “With its new nanotechnology, Xsensio aims to exploit the goldmine of information available at the surface of our skin, electrolytes, metabolites, small molecules and proteins,” said Esmeralda Megally, CEO and founder of Xsensio, on the company’s website. The low-power system was presented in early December at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco. It can be integrated into wearable products and skin patches for continuous monitoring, and relies on just a few nanoliters of sweat, so it does not require any artificial stimulation. “These technical differences unleash a whole new set of possibilities that have never been exploited before,” said Megally.
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