Wearable nano-biosensors

This research project will extend the capability of our nanotechnological platforms and electrochemical bionsensing capabilities towards a wearable patch that enables non-invasive, pain-free sampling of sweat and interstitial fluid for the monitoring of physiological events and the diagnosis of diseases.

The project aims to develop a nanostructured electrochemical biosensor based on silicon nanomaterials. Using silicon nanoarchitectures, we seek to develop, optimise and validate wearable biosensors able to detect metabolite levels (glucose, lactate) and, ultimately, proteins such as interleukins, tumour necrosis factors and neuropeptides, which levels remain significantly similar in plasma and sweat. This biosensing platform will provide a novel approach for addressing the current challenges in reliable diagnostic biosensors that can be integrated onto wearable device platforms.

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