• Symbiotic
    Symbiotic

    Innovative autonomous electrical biosensor synergistically assembled inside a passive direct methanol fuel cell for screening cancer biomarkers

 

 

What is Symbiotic?

Biosensors have the ability to recognize specific molecules (biomarkers) that indicate health conditions, such as cancer. However their use is limited by the need to have them connected to an electricity generator system.

The Symbiotic project aims to develop an autonomous electrochemical biosensor that is lightweight, disposable and low cost by using an innovative approach: hosting its bioreceptor element inside a passive direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC). This will allow to build an electrically independent, very simple, miniaturized, autonomous electrical biosensor. This work proposes a merge between electrical biosensors and fuel cells, combining the advantages of both areas of research in a single synergetic device.

In this envisaged innovative device, the electrical signal obtained from the DMFC is directly related to the concentration of the cancer biomarker in the sample analyzed. The proposed electrochemical biosensor will be completely autonomous.

 

 

 

The Project

Symbiotic is a research and innovation project funded by the…

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Partners

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Publications

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Latest News

Symbiotic project eighth meeting

Having requested a 6 month extension to better develop the ongoing work, the Symbiotic consortium decided to organize an extra meeting on September 6, 2018, again at UNINOVA’s premises in Lisbon, Portugal. The... READ MORE

Symbiotic project seventh meeting

The seventh meeting of the Symbiotic project took place on November 15, 2017, at UNINOVA’s premises in Lisbon, Portugal. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the ongoing work, plan the... READ MORE

Symbiotic project sixth meeting

The sixth meeting of the Symbiotic project took place on June 6, 2017, at VTT’s premises in Helsinki, Finland. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the progress of the work, the... READ MORE

Participation in CeBIT 2017

The Symbiotic project was presented at the CeBIT fair, which took place from 20 to 24 of March 2017. The CeBIT fair is considered the largest trade fair worldwide in the field of... READ MORE