NRU SPbSPU Scientists’ Project Wins Federal Program Grant

The SPbSPU project won a competition held as part of the "Research and development in the priority fields of Russian science and technology complex in 2007-2012" Federal Special Purpose Program.


Scientists at the Quantum Electronics Department of the Radiophysics School of SPbSPU introduced a project entitled "Non-invasive blood glucose level testing based on speckle optics and polarimetry". Project lead: Prof. V.M. Petrov, dean of the Faculty of Radiophysical Science and Engineering of SPbSPU.


The project's objective is to develop a non-invasive and non-contact blood glucose level testing device. Effective self-monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary for timely diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, one of the most widespread health problems across the world.


The major way in which the method offered by SPbSPU specialists differs from all currently available non-invasive options is that the diagnosing signal can be registered without any contact with skin surface. In terms of practical use, the project focuses on developing a compact diagnosing device (glucose meter) that can be used by diabetes patients for home self-monitoring, physicians at hospitals, and endocrinology departments in health care institutions. One of the major benefits of non-contact glucose meters is their antiseptic property, enabling them to be used multiple times without the need for sterilization, for example, in case of public medical examinations.

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