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Integrating enzymes, mediators and nanostructures to provide bio-powered bio-electrochemical sensing systems (BIO-MEDNANO) - Publishable Executive Summary

Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

This BIO-MEDNANO STREP-project focuses on improving enzymatic electron transfer reactions for application towards integrated bio-powered biosensing systems for diagnosis and healthcare. The project aims to improve such systems by: screening for novel enzymes; modification of enzymes; design of novel nano-structured scaffolds for enzyme immobilisation, to provide devices with improved stability and electron transfer efficiency (sensitivity and/or power output).
The fundamental project objective is to increase understanding and overcome the present limitations of biofuel cell and biosensor devices based on biological electron transfer systems. The initial target systems will be based on development of prototype biosensors for the intermittent determination of glucose and catecholamine neurotransmitter levels in clinical samples, and of a biofuel cell functioning on in-vivo available biofuels.
The project commenced on 1st July 2006, and the first meeting of the consortium was held in Brussels in early July 2006 to plan for project research and management. Subsequent consortium meetings have been held in Rome (December 2006) and Dublin (May 2007).

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Record Number: 9511 / Last updated on: 2008-10-30
Category: PRJS
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