Programmable Micro Transdermal Interface Platform
The aim of the project is to develop minimally invasive interstitial fluid (ISF)-based electrochemical sensors for the in situ, real-time monitoring of cortisol, harnessing advances we will make in the micro-fabrication of novel transducers, sensing strategies, surface chemistry, and an electrochemical assay.
Enhanced research experiences
The project will build on MIPS’s expertise in nanomaterials design, and biosensing which are at the forefront of one of the four fundamental research themes.
The project will bring together a multidisciplinary team that focuses on understanding and controlling the interface of micro and nanomaterials with biological systems and exploits knowledge of the bio–nano interface to design new materials and game-changing technologies.
The students will benefit from the expertise and mentoring of this multidisciplinary team. The students will have a direct access to world-class facilities at the MCN.
It is highly likely that this project will combine the resources and expertise of a Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer ULVAC, which is at the forefront of research into advanced vacuum technologies and microsystems technologies.
By establishing this proof of concept research project, we expect to make fundamental advances in materials science and wearable biosensors.