15 June, 2016

Scientific and Technology Offer

Electrochemical sensors and biosensors have already demonstrated their analytical usefulness in various areas, especially in the clinical, environmental and food field, due to its high sensitivity, precision, miniaturization capacity and speed of response.

FOOD SECTOR

Development of sensors and biosensors dedicated to monitoring analytes of interest such as:

– Glutamate , glutamine , sucrose, lactose and other carbohydrates

– Ethanol and ascorbic acid , among other common species

– Microorganims as Salmonella, E. Coli, and other

– Natural antioxidants and its distribution in food

CLINICAL SECTOR  

Development of enzymatic biosensors and immunosensors suitable for determining:

– Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease

– Biomarkers of carcinogenic processes

– Biomarkers related to hormonal problems or allergies

Development of device immediate care ( POCs ) to achieve the monitoring of diseases such as diabetes , obesity or cancer.

ENVIROMENTAL SECTOR 

Development of reliable and robust sensors and biosensors for determining:

– Biochemical Oxygen Demand

– Concentration of nitrate or pesticides in water

– Concentration of explosives compounds

– Concentration of chemical or biological warfare agents

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It is important to mention that the employment of sensor based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), and based on graphene for gas detection electrode surfaces, the development of immunosensors for the detection of biomarkers, or the construction of enzyme biosensors using nanomaterials are work areas in which research groups of Network Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors are experts.

Their experience in these fields is supplemented because while some are specialized in the preparation of electrodes of different types, as well as the use of nanomaterials, both of carbon in its various forms as metal nanoparticles or oxides, others have demonstrated an extensive experience in the use of surface analysis techniques.

As can be seen , in recent years , research into the development of new detection devices based on various structures and strategies have produced lots of valuable information , but still , it remains to meet the challenge of a convincing demonstration of the practical applicability of these tools.