German scientists have finally developed colour-changing tattoos dye based on real-time levels of biomarkers.
Tattoo, an art which has been a part of human culture for the last thousands of years is now being utilized by medical science with real-time indicators of various biomarkers.
- German scientists have developed an intradermal tattoo that will change colour responding to your changing levels of glucose, albumin, or pH.
- These inks were successfully tested on pig skins with different concentration of key biomarkers.
- This is a big break-through for medical science making it possible to get the real-time status of patients suffering from diabetes and kidney diseases.
- Only pH indicator dye is reversible as of now, which means others are used for only one reading, the other reversible dyes are yet to be tested.
- Glucose, Albumin and pH levels were chosen because they are the easy indicators of something is wrong in the body.
- For those who don’t know, glucose is monitored for the management of diabetes, Albumin’s abnormal level indicates kidney, liver or heart problems, while pH level change is a sign of many problems which requires proper examinations.
- It’s not yet ready for human testing and will go through many rigorous tests and animal testing before being experimented on humans.