Micro-fabricated Biosensors for Cardiac Diagnostics
30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): V.Ramgopal Rao
In this talk the current status of an ongoing effort in the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay on the development of an integrated systems to provide point-of-care diagnostic support for cardiovascular diseases will be presented. The system under development monitors the molecular markers to detect cardiac attacks, especially incipient cardiac attacks that go undetected before major/fatal attacks occur. The system comprises of “infarcSens” or “iSens,” which is a cantilever and molecular FET based affinity biosensor array for sensing myocardial infarction and subsequent cardiac status prognosis, using a suite of molecular markers. The sensing electronics and the associated data management software, for tracking the markers with time required for creating an epidemiological database, is also currently being developed. A multidisciplinary team from the departments of Electrical, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Material Science and Mechanical Engineering is currently working on this project, which is supported by the Govt. of India under the Nanoelectronics initiative.