Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Horizons

Georgia Tech's Research Horizons Magazine
Menu

photo - semiconductor

The Body Electric

New sensing platform holds promise for real-time interface with living tissue

Researchers have developed a cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in next-generation bioscience and biotechnology applications. Connected to cells or groups of cells, the sensor can monitor multiple physiological parameters to provide real-time characterization of a cell or tissue sample.

Based on a low-cost CMOS process, the technology could be used in the development of health care applications, including cost-effective pharmaceutical design, point-of-care devices, home-based medical diagnostics, and drug-screening systems. The research could also benefit defense-related sensing and environmental monitoring, providing low-cost, field-deployable sensors for hazard detection.

“Our research is intended to fundamentally revolutionize how biologists and bioengineers can interface with living cells and tissues and obtain useful information,” said Hua Wang, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. “Fully understanding the physiological behaviors of living cells or tissues is a prerequisite to further advance the frontiers of bioscience and biotechnology.”

The research is part of the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology (SSB) program sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).—SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORPORATION

ipad cover issue 3 2015

Keep in touch with the latest Georgia Tech research news through our print magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and Twitter feed.
SUBSCRIBE NOW >

Georgia Tech is home to more than 2,500 faculty members who conduct scientific and engineering research in hundreds of different research areas.

Related Stories

Read More
Read More
Read More

Get the Latest Research News in Your Inbox

Sign up for the Research Horizons Monthly Newsletter

Media Contacts

John Toon

John Toon

Director of Research News
Phone: 404.894.6986
photo - Ben Brumfield

Ben Brumfield

Senior Science Writer
Phone: 404.385.1933
Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Senior Science Writer
Phone: 404-385-0500

Subscribe & Connect

Follow Us on Twitter:

@gtresearchnews

RSS Feeds

Subscribe to our RSS Feeds with your favorite reader.

Email Newsletter

Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter.

Research Horizons Magazine

Sign up for a free subscription to Research Horizons magazine.