B10. Point-of-Care Sensors and Diagnostic Devices | The American Ceramic Society

B10. Point-of-Care Sensors and Diagnostic Devices

A major issue in addressing global health challenges is the lack of portable, rapid, and low-cost technologies for disease diagnosis and health monitoring. Rapid disease diagnoses are of particular importance in remote or low-income settings in which timely treatment can mitigate infectious disease outbreaks. Additionally, portable devices can also be valuable in remote health monitoring of patients with chronic conditions. In all cases, the biosensors need to be reliable and sufficiently accurate for the intended application.

This symposium intends to focus on innovative and emerging point-of-care (POC) sensors and diagnostic devices designed to address these needs. The scope of the symposium covers technologies ranging from non-invasive to implantable biosensors that utilize ceramic and multi-material composite biosensor platforms. Non-invasive technologies of particular interest to this forum include, but are not limited to, biosensor devices that analyze breath, sweat, or other bodily fluids that can be collected with minimal stress on the patient. Of particular interest for implantable or injectable biosensors are the optimization of longevity and performance while minimizing issues regarding toxicity and biocompatibility. Also of interest are devices that monitor food and water for biological contaminants that could negatively impact human health.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Wearable sensors
  • Electrochemical detection of volatile organic biomarkers
  • Electrical, mechanical, and optical biosensors
  • Microdevices for clinical diagnostics
  • Implantable and injectable biosensors
  • Role of nanotechnology in biosensing
  • Sensors for the detection of biological contaminants in food and water
  • Krista Carlson, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, USA,krista.carlson@utah.edu
  • Pankaj Kumar, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA