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Diamond-optic fiber biosensors for detection of Immunoglobulin E


on 30-07-2020

... BioPlus aims at creating a new type of optical fiber / diamond biosensor for the early diagnosis of allergies. (see more)





Chronic diseases, such as allergies, have a negative impact in both the quality of life of the citizens, as well as in the economy of a country. The improvement of the sensing technology has a positive impact in the early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, and this translates in the industry and academia-wide focus on research and development on biosensors with improved sensitivity and reduced cost.

BioPlus aims at creating a new type of optical fiber / diamond biosensor for the early diagnosis of allergies. This project will constitute the proof-of-concept of a new class of optical biosensors that combine the versatility of the optical fibers, the biocompatibility of the diamond surfaces and the improved stability of functionalization the DFs.

Given the high interdisciplinary of the involved research, the team gathers experts in optoelectronics and diamond from IT in Aveiro, and researchers from the Departments of Ceramics and Materials, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

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https://www.it.pt/Projects/Index/4680