This program supports the development of sensor technologies for the detection and quantitation of clinically relevant analytes in complex matrices. Sensor technologies may be targeted at biomedical research or clinical laboratory diagnostics. Application areas include, but are not limited to:
- In vitro diagnostics
- Non-invasive monitoring
- Implantable and wearable devices
The program supports development of materials for molecular recognition, biocompatibility, fabrication technologies, and actuators. Microfluidics-based sensors are supported by the NIBIB Microfluidic Bioanalytical Systems program and late-stage sensor development is supported by the NIBIB Point of Care Technologies program. Chronically-implantable systems are supported by the NIBIB Rehabilitation Engineering and Implantable Medical Devices program.