New Lancing Device Goes Into Space

Nov 1, 1992

International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) of Edison, New Jersey, has announced that their Tenderlett finger incision device was been selected by NASA for use in space. In March, NASA sent ITC's Tenderlett device into space with seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis I.

Blood glucose testing is part of an ongoing experiment NASA is conducting involving the energy utilization of their astronauts during space missions.

NASA selected the Tenderlett because it proved to be less painful than other finger incision devices on the market. Also, the Tenderlett provided excellent blood flow for sampling, which can sometimes be a problem in the weightlessness of space.

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Blood Glucose, Lancing Devices, NASA


Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Latest
Popular
Top Rated

Latest NASA Articles

Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Comments 0 comments - Nov 1, 1992

©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.