By Chemistry World2018-05-15T10:03:00+01:00
An external reader device shines light on the implant through the skin and records how bright it is
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The implant (pictured) works because its fluorescence under UV light depends on its oxygen concentration
Body implant monitors oxygen levels was originally published in Chemistry World
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