NANOBIOSENSORS AND BIOANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS


The Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group focuses its activities in the development of novel nanobiosensors devices based on plasmonics, nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles, including surface biofunctionalisation, microfluidics and complete lab-on-a-chip integration for point-of-care devices. Application of the nanobiosensors for real clinical diagnostics and environmental control is one of the main objectives of the group. The research activities range from basic research to technological operation of complete sensing platforms, and on to the industrial transfer of our research into products. The group has pioneered developments at an international level in the area of photonic biosensors such as the bimodal waveguide interferometric device, the optonanomechanical sensor or the magnetoplasmonics biosensor.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE7 Systems and Communication Engineering
Industrial Leadership:
  • 2. Nanotechnologies
  • 2.1. Developing next generation nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems
Societal Challenges:
  • 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • 1.06. Improving diagnosis