Remote System for Monitoring Animal Models With Single-Metabolite Bio-Nano-Sensors
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.