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SELECTBIO Conferences Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors

David Heath's Biography

David Heath, Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde

Dr Heath is a Research Associate within the Medical Diagnostics, Devices and Instrumentation group, led by Professor Connolly, within the Biomedical Engineering Unit at the University of Strathclyde. His research is strongly focussed on Point of Care diagnostics and minimally invasive monitoring. The Medical Diagnostics group has developed a number of novel diagnostic technologies, with applications in non-invasive patient monitoring, Point of Care diagnosis, and wound care management. Areas of specific interest include: biosensors for monitoring skin properties, such as permeability and hydration; biosensors for non-invasive blood analyte monitoring, such as glucose, lactate, vitamins and ions and biosensors for monitoring wound parameters such as moisture, pH and bacteria.

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Next Generation Biosensors: Opportunities in Transdermal Monitoring

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 17:00

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An ageing population and the increasing need for management of chronic conditions is leading to a large population in need of monitoring and support. This will be increasingly performed through primary healthcare, pharmacies and in a home setting. Science and technology is expected to make a significant contribution to this monitoring and support. The field of wearable sensors that report via wireless systems is advancing, but biosensors are notably missing from current systems. The biosensor community needs to find ways of bringing its work to the wider population for telemedicine or telehealthcare.

Due to the potential for access through skin, transdermal monitoring is an attractive approach towards non-invasive continuous monitoring via skin mounted biosensors. However, there are important technical challenges that must be addressed through skin mounted sensors and sensor patch design. More importantly, there are key scientific challenges in accounting for the heterogeneous and dynamic nature of human skin in vivo that must also be understood. Work is currently underway to address these challenges with the aim of enabling flexibility in biosensor selection, and providing a wider range of diagnostic systems for use in the home, community or clinic.

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