Detecting health problems using nanotechnology

Published on 09/08/2022

Every summer, LIST looks back at the success stories from the previous year. In the spotlight is the NANOSENS project led by Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy.

In order to detect, monitor and treat a patient's health problems, high-performance biological devices, based on a delicate optimisation of surface properties, are needed. These are, for example, biosensors or bioimplants. In view of the significant progress made over the past decade, surface properties must now be optimised on the level of the molecules themselves.

The NANOSENS project, led by Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy and his team, aims to develop a sophisticated biosensing product enabling the provision of sensitive, quantitative and real-time measurements of the interaction of a biological environment consisting of biomolecules or biological cells with a nanostructured interface. The project should make it possible to improve the performance of medical technologies in the field of diagnosing, monitoring and treating diseases or patients' health problems.

Discover more success stories in the digital version of the LIST 2021 annual report, including videos, podcasts and links to more information, or download the PDF version, in English and French.

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