Biosensors - a story of research and manufacturing

Posted on: 24/01/2018

KTN’s Chris Danks will be speaking about diagnostics sensors at a biosensors conference on 14-15 March 2018 in Bristol.


Broadly speaking, a biosensor is an analytical device which recognises and converts a biological response into an electric signal. Examples of the use of biosensors include glucose monitoring biosensors for use with diabetic patients and sensors that detect contaminants in water courses.

The Biosensors РA Story of Research and Manufacturing conference, co-hosted by BioDot and The University of the West of England, is taking place on 14th Р15th March 2018 in Bristol. The event aims to bring to life the steps between research and commercialisation of biosensors and will include presentations and demonstrations of equipment and materials for the production of biosensors.

On day 2 KTN’s Chris Danks will be discussing examples of diagnostics sensors, both in agriculture and in wider applications,¬†with a particular emphasis on the need for diagnostic tool development and end user collaborations.¬†Chris has a wide range of experience with a career spanning 10 years with the Food and Environment Research Agency and senior-level roles in knowledge transfer and healthcare innovation.

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Topics to be discussed at this conference will include:

  • Biosensor Development
  • Materials
  • Dispensing Technologies
  • Drying
  • Applications
  • Next Generation Biosensors
  • Production
  • Future of Biosensors

You can find out more and register here. The early bird discount ends on 31st January.


If you would like to discuss support mechanisms for innovation in biosensors you can contact Chris Danks.


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