About Amrita Biosensor Research Lab
Biosensors are highly important in modern healthcare and medicine. Their applications range from screening for disease to allow early intervention, to the management of chronic disease and monitoring of health and wellbeing. Keeping this in mind, the Amrita Biosensor Research Laboratory was established in 2012 with the mission of developing affordable point of care testing (POCT) sensors and devices for the early diagnosis and monitoring of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, coronary and kidney conditions among. Within a short span of three years, the team has successfully developed, tested and employed an enzyme free glucose sensor strip coupled with a dedicated glucometer. Significant effort has been directed towards the fabrication of a Lab-on-a-Chip diagnostic device for the simultaneous detection of glucose, cholesterol and creatinine. Nanomaterial based multiple signal amplification strategy has also been employed for development of sensors that can detect very minute concentrations of cancer biomarkers. Sensors for various cancers are integrated into a single portable Lab-on-a-Chip device. Recently, paper based microfulidic platforms have been developed for the monitoring of multiple disease condition.
With an experienced team spanning Engineers, Scientists and Physicians coupled with state of the art research facility, the centre is strategically poised for product development and translation into specific products helping improve the lives of patients. The laboratory is well funded through financial assistance from government organizations such as DBT and DST.