The National Institute of Health (NIH) and its National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recently awarded Zansors a NIH Phase I Small Technology Transfer (STTR) award under NIAAA’s Alcohol Biosensors program.
Zansors partnered with Associate Professor Zhenyu Li’s lab at George Washington University to develop a sensor that could detect blood alcohol from sweat. Yes, sweat. Imagine going out for drinks, slapping on a sweat sensor patch, and being able to quietly check how you’re doing on your smartphone. No one need know, and you get to stay safe on the drive home.
We were able to show a proof-of-concept of this idea through this NIH-NIAAA award. We gathered evidence through clinical studies to show that this can be, with further development, an accurate and reliable way to monitor blood alcohol. This is really exciting for Zansors, since the data and evidence pointed a way forward to success.
Zansors has, as a company, embraced the need to create evidence-based tools to help you know yourself. What this means for you is that you can use Zansors products knowing they are accurate and reliable and backed up with scientific studies and data. So look forward to more developments in this discreet blood alcohol monitoring tool in the coming months.
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R41AA024648. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.