Nano confinement- fundamental basis for designing ultrasensitive biosensors
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Nanomonitor-ELISA : Digital image of a part of a 48-well ELISA plate showing the colorimetric response corresponding to the antibody-antigen interaction on the gold coated silicon substrates. Ref: "Nanomonitors: Electrical Immunoassays for protein biomarker profiling" M. Bothara et. al. Nanomedicine (2008), 3(4), 423-426

Electrical equivalent circuit of the hybrid molecular diagnostics platforms M. Bothara et. al. Nanomedicine (2008), 3(4), 423-426

Polymer platforms for on–chip protein diagnosticsRef: V. Kunduru et al / Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology
and Medicine 6 (2010) 642-650

Polystyrene micro beads arrayed into fluidic micro bridges to design ultra sensitive biosensors Ref: V. Kunduru et al / Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 6 (2010) 642-650

Study of cell activation and response on nanotextured microscale platforms
Ref: S. Prasad, J. Quijano / Biosensors and Bioelectronics 21 (2006) 1219-1229

Nanomonitor glycen assey with lab-on-fingertips

Electrical tweeters for micromal dielectra
Fluorescence orange of monitoring single cell transients in neurons
Heirarchial hybrid microdevices with biogenic silica

Molecular Diagnostics "Lab on a chip" Platform- Microfluidics integrated with silicon microelectronics and nanomaterial technology
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The mission of the BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES AND NANOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (BMNL) is to develop nano-bioelectronic devices using "lab-on-a-chip" principles. The lab's focus is to build devices for health care, environmental and military applications pertinent to the local area requirements at the same time having relevance to global issues.

This research program has been designed to meet the mission of the Department of Bioengineering as well as the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering.

BMNL is essentially, to provide students with an excellent education, to do quality research that generates useful new knowledge and technologies in a transdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment, and to serve as a knowledge resource for the local communities with a vision towards technical advancement and sustainability.

The primary purposes of BMN Laboratory are

  1. To develop nano-bioelectronic devices for improved quality of life in the local and global communities
  2. To add to the knowledge in nanotechnology and biotechnology by determining methods and processes for adding functionality to nanomaterial for electronic devices with a focus on sensing and diagnostics.
  3. To provide undergraduate and graduate students the education and training for performing multi-disciplinary experimental research in nano-bioelectronics
  4. To function as resource for developing translational technology with local and regional companies and other academic institutions.