The main area of activity of the biomat lab is the development of new analysis methods and processes in the area of Life Sciences. Aspects of biosensor technology and biosignal processing are handled in collaborative projects involving industry and universities. 

For example, the NanoBis  project with Heraeus aims to develop a glucose sensor for cell culture sensor technology.

The new Material Substitution and Resource Management  research area was established at the HAB on the basis of the new IKWS Fraunhofer group. The analysis of the possible health risks to the population during the life cycle of metals and nanoparticles is an important aspect. 

The BioSig project focuses on the processing of neural signals. Whether in vitro or derived from the EEG, the elaborated further processing of the biosignals enables interpretation or application, for example in driver assist systems.   

Another project in cooperation with the Institute for Microtechnology in Mainz (IMM) docuses on the design of a capillary electrophoretic miicrofluidic system for analysing fatty acids in human blood. In 2012, this project was awarded the MST Rhine-Main Network Prize.


NANOBIS

The aim of this project, which is sponsored by the State of Bavaria, is to develop the surface-resistive sensor principle for applications in the biomedical market and to use specific questions to identify the potential offered by an ultra-thin layer sensor for the area of bioanalytics. The major advantage of the sensor in comparison with other surface-sensitive sensors such as SPR is the extraordinarily simple electronic evaluation of the sensor signal and the fact that the entire system can be miniaturised. A glucose sensor us ri ve developed to monitor the conditions in cell culture systems in conjunction with Heraeus Sensor Technology in Kleinostheim, the Institute for Photonic Technologies in Jena and cellasys GmbH in Munich The ultra-thin layer sensor is to be functionalised with the glucose /concanavalin A / dextran system for this purpose and integrated in the IMOLA system of cellasys GmbH

Time frame: 2012-2015  


Biosig

The electric signals of neural cells can be determined using special biosensors, examining their reaction to external stimuli. This data can be analysed and interpreted in detail using elaborate algorithms. The BioSig project focuses on the development of new methods for analysing cell signals measured in vitro. In future, the derivation of neural signals will be extended through the use of EEG-based techniques. Measuring systems like these allow a person's cogniitive state to be assessed and a person's reaction to specific environmental influences to be determined. Our main focus in this context is on the area of driver assistance, i.e. the development of suitable methods for monitoring drivers in terms of stress or illness-related symptoms.


Life cycle assesment

The analysis of the possible health risks to the population during the life cycle of metals and nanoparticles is an important aspect of the research project sponsored by the State of Bavaria. The aim of this project is to estimate the relevance of this problem on the basis of the amounts of material entering the environment and their high-level impact on organisms based on the example of the effects on the central nervous system and the cardiac circulatory system.

Time frame: 2012-2015

 

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