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Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona IMB-CNM   

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Micro and Nanotechnology research for you

The main activity of the group addresses the design and development of novel micro and nanosensors and complex and compact miniaturized systems for biological and biomedical applications.

Device design, fabrication, packaging and characterization, as well as customized electronic instrumentation development, are approached from the initial conception to the final biodevice in order to generate knowledge, micro-nano devices and complete systems with high added value.

Research focuses in:

  • Nanobioelectrochemistry
  • NanoBioFuel cells

Most biochemical reactions take place in liquid environments. Hence, the development of Micro-TAS is intrinsically linked to the design of fluid handling micro-devices. The group is actively pursuing both mechanically and electrically driven fluid-handling micro-devices for generic biomedical analysis. Micro-TAS offers many advantages over traditional analysis systems. Low power consumption and small reaction volumes, faster analysis, ultra-sensitive detection, and minimal human intervention are key parameters in the development of micro-TAS.

Sensors are key technologies in the development of Distributed PoC systems and micro-TAS tools, since they provide the basic means for bio-signal recording and analysis. Hence, the development of biochemical sensors in multi-analyte detection schemes, self-calibration methods and acquisition systems are fields of fundamental interest.

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