Sensor technologies

CEF researchers develop low-cost real-time protein detection devices that can continuously monitor cytokines during in-vitro culture that could eventually expand in clinical practice. We do this by exploiting discrete electronic components as chemical sensors that are compatible with unique microfluidic chips for minimising the overall cost of the device in combination with small size enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) chambers that minimise antibody requirements.

In collaboration with industry, we have adapted well established manufacturing techniques, currently employed in fabricating printed-circuit boards (PCBs), that can effortlessly render bespoke functionalised electrodes coupled with um-scale fluidic channels/chambers.

a macro photograph of sensors attached to a circuit board