The Challenge of Mass-Producing High Performance Blood Glucose Sensors (Printed Electronics USA 2013)

Mr Scott Sloss, Principal Engineer - Core Science and Engineering
Lifescan - a Johnson & Johnson Company
United Kingdom
Nov 20, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

• What is Diabetes and SMBG? (Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose)
• Introduction to the Ultra (thick-film) and Verio (thin-film) ranges of glucose sensors
• The challenges of manufacturing glucose sensors at high-volume
• Opportunities for new materials, equipment and technologies in glucose sensor manufacture

Speaker Biography (Scott Sloss)

Scott is the lead engineer in the R&D Core Science & Engineering group at LifeScan (UK). Scott has worked in the R&D organisation for over 5 years and is responsible for identifying and evaluating new technologies to support the manufacture of current products and to enable the design and manufacture of new products. Prior to LifeScan, Scott has worked for multinational OEMs and medical device start-ups where he was involved in developing proprietary equipment and processes to support the manufacture and test of new products. Scott graduated from Strathclyde University (Glasgow, Scotland) in 1992 with a BSc in Applied Physics.

Company Profile (Johnson & Johnson)

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LifeScan is a leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems for home and hospital use. LifeScan's product range includes the popular OneTouch® Brand of blood glucose monitoring systems, which is available globally. The company has also developed diabetes management software, control solutions and lancing devices and, in addition, produces the specialist test strips that work with many of the meters in the OneTouch Brand line.
A Johnson & Johnson Company since 1986, LifeScan is headquartered in Milpitas, California. LifeScan has manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and Scotland, and employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.
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