WEBINAR: Printed Sensors and Biosensors

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

In recent years, novel sensors were developed for Point-of-Need applications with the aim to provide reliable multi-target and scalable solutions. This technology is intended to work with its ambient interferents through real-time, in-situ, data collection on a specific location from medical to environmental applications.

Such a challenge requires radical approaches that balance scientific research and design principles that will permit a future adoption of the solutions. In this webinar two basic printed sensors to meet this challenge are presented: colorimetric and electrochemical devices.  We will present the process development involved in sensors’ design, detection methods and fabrication methodologies all based in scalable automated printing techniques such as screen-printing, inkjet-printing, spray-coating and slot-die.

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About Smartees2

SmartEEs2 is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme with the aim of helping the European Industry reinforce its competitive advantage by providing acceleration support to Innovative Companies for integration of Flexible and Wearable Electronics Technologies.

The SmartEEs2 project, which is positioning as a follow-up initiative to SmartEEs DIH, is formed by 14 technological centres from 9 European countries, including Eurecat.

The project is funded by the European Union’s programme Horizon 2020 under the call DT-ICT-01-2019 – Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative grant agreement number 872076.

AGENDA

11.30 – Welcome and introduction to printed sensors

Dr. Claudia Delgado, Senior Scientist and Head of the Printed Sensors and Actuators Line, Eurecat

11.35 Introduction to point of need applications and printed colorimetric sensors

Dr. Alejandra Ben Aissa, Senior Researcher in the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

11.45 – Printed electrochemical sensors

Dr. Ana Moya, Senior Researcher in the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

11.55 – Printed catalytic and affinity-based biosensors

Dr. Luciano Sappia,  Senior Researcher in the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

12.05  Questions & Answers

Dr. Claudia Delgado, Senior Scientist and Head of the Printed Sensors and Actuators Line, Eurecat

12.15  Conclusions and end of the webinar

Dr. Claudia Delgado, Senior Scientist and Head of the Printed Sensors and Actuators Line, Eurecat

SPEAKERS

Claudia Delgado

Senior Scientist and head of the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

Dr. Claudia Simão has received her PhD in 2011, as a Marie Curie fellow at the Institut Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), working in the preparation of smart surfaces with tuned optical, magnetic and electric properties. As a post-doctoral researcher, expanded her research fields up to phononic and photonic nanostructures on surface. Dr. Claudia Simão has participated in six european projects, authored several peer-reviewed publications and patent applications and received several awards for her research. At Eurecat she focuses on developing novel printed devices for conformal, large area, lightweight and cost-effective innovative solutions in health and environmental applications.

Alejandra Ben Aissa

Senior Researcher at the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

Dr. Alejandra Ben Aissa is a senior researcher at Eurecat’s Printed Sensors and Actuators Line. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry in 2020 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in the topic of design and development of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of communicable disesases. Her research was focused on issues towards the development of analyte detection and their further applications for colorimetric paper-based models. Alejandra has specialized in bioanalytical chemistry, biosensing and biomimetic materials. Her research expertise is also related to the improvement in terms of the biorecognition, as well as in the simplification of the electrochemical and optical biosensing procedures, the integration of nanomaterials and the enhancement of the analytical signal of rapid tests. As Eurecat’s researcher, she currently takes part in research projects for the development of Point of Care tests. In detail, her research is mainly focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of affordable emerging technologies appropriate at primary-care level for clinical diagnosis.

Ana Moya

Senior Researcher at the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

Dr. Ana Moya received her PhD in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering in 2017 with mention Cum Laude. From 2008 to 2019 she formed part of the Biomedical Applications Group at the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC). She gathered an interdisciplinary scientific background, with solid experience in the design and development of electrochemical sensors through printing techniques, specially applied on Lab-On-Chip and Organ-On-Chip systems. Her professional career is focused on the development of printing technologies to produce low cost sensors in flexible substrates, which can be of great interest in clinical and environmental analysis. Her current scientific production comprises 22 peer-reviewed articles (H-index=10, 296 citations), and the contribution in 19 Conferences.

Luciano Sappia

Senior Researcher at the Printed Sensors and Actuators LineEurecat

Dr. Luciano Sappia holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and a graduate in Biomedical Engineer, both obtained at the National University of Tucumán, Argentina. At Eurecat, he focuses on the design of biosensing platforms for medical, food-safety and environmental applications. He authored more than 10 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (H-index=5, 119 citations) and 9 oral/poster presentations in international conferences. He did pre-doctoral research stays in Germany, Denmark and Spain. Afterwards, he joined research projects as a post-doc to develop biosensing platforms for medical, food-safety and environmental monitoring. His main competencies include sensing and biosensing platform design, electrochemical techniques, bio-conjugation methods, surface functionalization, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, SPR and impedance spectroscopy, IVD, microfabrication techniques, human cell culture and enzyme-immuno assays (EIA) with optical and electrochemical read-outs.

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