ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
Developing Solutions to Industry and Academia
ATIR will innovate biological sensors or biosensors in order to test for chemical compounds in the body and environment. A biosensor is a device made up of a transducer and a biological element that might be an enzyme, an antibody or a nucleic acid. The bioelement interacts with the analyte being tested and the biological response is converted into an electrical signal by the transducer. Biosensors are also known as biochips, biocomputers, immunosensors, optrodes, resonant mirrors, chemical canaries, glucometers and biocomputers.
Application of biosensors
ATIR recognises the wide range of applications of biosensors from clinical through to agricultural, environmental and the food industry. They are highly valuable devices to measure a wide spectrum of analytes such as organic compounds, bacteria, gases and ions. Here at ATIR, we focus on innovating devices for biomedical applications such as general healthcare monitoring, screening for disease and environmental applications including pollution control. We aim to innovate biosensors that would have potential benefits to health and well-being, to combine biosensors with nanotechnology in order to be able to detect certain type of tumors, dangerous viral diseases and to employ sensing agents for bioremediation of pollutants.