High throughput and high sensitivity measurements of bioanalytes

Felicia Manciu, PhD University of Texas – El Paso
Professor of Physics

This special session aims to cover research relevant to high sensitivity detection of bioanalytes using experiments in which large scale repetition is feasible.  In particular, manuscripts presenting innovative approaches for combining detection of analytes at physiological levels with high throughput methods for high resolution investigation of their properties are most welcome. Investigations, unattainable using conventional methods, of the correlations/interactions of bioanalytes at physiological levels, in both the space and the time domains, should address questions relevant to biology and medicine.  Manuscripts presenting novel, highly sensitive detection methods, or just high throughput integration methods, will also be considered if they show potential that could lead to future development of medical devices. 

Improvements in Neurochemical Sensing

Kendall H. Lee, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiology

Recent advances in implantable medical devices in the human brain such as deep brain stimulation and cortical stimulation has ushered in the need for improved neurochemical sensing.  Technologies such as fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV), amperometry, and microdialysis have been steadily improving to a point where these advanced techniques are now being deployed for human applications.  In this special session, we will review recent engineering and scientific advances in neurochemical sensing in the human.

Individualized Cell Analysis Using Microfluidics

Marina Walther-Antonio, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Microfluidic devices are becoming valuable for single cell studies due to their microscale dimensions.  Within these devices, single cells can be manipulated and confined into microstructures, enabling the tracking and measurement of single cell behaviors.  We will share new advancements in microfluidic technology and its translation potential in research and medical care.

Biomaterials and Living Tissues: Measurements and Applications

Zaccaria (Rino) Del Prete, SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy, zaccaria.delprete@uniroma1.it
Sabrina Grassini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, sabrina.grassini@polito.it

This special session deals with novel clinical measurements on biomaterials for patients’ diagnosis and therapy, as well as experimental measurements done in the laboratory with growing tissues and cells. New measurements techniques for tissue engineering and tissue characterization are also welcome.

Main topics include:

  • design and metrological characterization of novel measurement methods or instruments for measurements in medicine and biology that involve biomaterials and living tissues;
  • measurements for musculoskeletal biomechanics;
  • measurements for tissue engineering and tissue characterization; 
  • development and characterization of bioresorbable and biocompatible materials;
  • characterization of nanomaterials in medicine