Biosensors and Physiological Detectors
Emphasis is on engineering the functionality of biosensors and physiological detectors. Function could be based on optical, chemical, electrochemical, physical (such as mechanical, gravimetric, thermal), and/or biological detection, for example.
The biosensors and physiological detectors may be engineered to further enable technologies that are relevant to NIBIB-supported program areas, including but not limited to:
- microfluidics for cell sorting (Engineered Cells program)
- DNA sensors for liquid biopsy (Point of Care Technologies program)
- small molecule detectors for implantable devices (Therapeutic Medical Devices program)
- haptic feedback touch sensors (Surgical Tools program)
- optical detectors for in vitro tissue monitoring (Engineered Tissues program)
Furthermore, this program supports the development of analytical tools to interrogate biosensors and physiological detectors as related to their design, development, and initial validation.
The development of biomedical devices that use biosensors and physiological detectors is supported by the NIBIB Point of Care Technologies, Therapeutic Devices, and Surgical Tools programs. The development of imaging probes is supported by the NIBIB Molecular Imaging program.
More information on the Innovations in Technologies to Enhance the Golden Hour workshop can be found here.
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NIBIB grantee Dr. Carla Pugh discussed the need for practical, tangible educational tools for doctors and surgeons that can give quantifiable information on the effectiveness of the exam or procedure being performed. Some of the tools she developed to help doctors learn to diagnose breast tumors were on display at the technology showcase.