Welcome to the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies.
The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), the first of its type in the UK, aims to develop academic/industrial partnerships to address the technological challenges posed by each of these sectors - from the development of novel technology for detection and measurement of biological systems to the integration of biological systems into novel sensing technology.
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4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology10th - 13th May 2015 | Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, Portugal
Deadline for Abstract Submission Extended to 23 January 2015
Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies. This two and a half day Conference will provide a forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as learning about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies. The conference will provide an opportunity to highlight recent developments and to identify emerging and future areas of growth in this exciting field.
Micah Atkin, MiniFAB CU, Australia
Dr Till T Bachmann, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Ian Craddock, Toshiba Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL), UK
Prof Nigel James Silman, Public Health England, UK
Dr Cy Tamanaha, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
The major features required to develop a commercially successful bio-sensing technology are represented in the five themes of the conference:
Novel biomarkers | Biosensor surfaces | Novel detection technologies | Instrumentation and Integration | Commercialisation and Impact
The conference will also include:
- Presentations from leading specialists highlighting new opportunities in bio-sensing technologies
- An opportunity to share best practice in the integration of technologies for bio-sensing
- An exhibition of leading-edge, commercial technology
- A poster forum for unveiling new research ideas and concepts
- Networking opportunities
- A strong industry focus with companies presenting their technologies
UWE Bristol to lead high-tech Enterprise Zone ... UWE Bristol has won government funding to set up one of four 'University Enterprise Zones' to be supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Enterprise Zone will provide a business 'hatchery', incubation and grow on space for businesses specialising in robotics, biosciences, biomedicine and other high tech areas. It has been developed in collaboration with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and the University of Bristol with strong support from South Gloucestershire Council, the University of Bath and the West of England Academic Health Science Network.
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IBST and the Technology Strategy Board attend Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the success of the UK Technology Industry.
Janice Kiely represented the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology at the UK Technology Industry reception which was held at Buckingham Palace on 9th June. The invitation came from the Duke of York who has a strong focus, through his work, in supporting Technology in the UK. The aim of the reception was to show-case the work of the Technology Sector to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Members of the royal family who attended the event were The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Kent and The Duke of Gloucester.
"It was a real honour to be invited to attend and to meet with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. It is wonderful that The Queen showed her support for the Technology Sector in the UK through this event and it was great that IBST could be part of this". Prof Janice Kiely, Director
Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board and Prof Janice Kiely,
Director of IBST at Buckingham Palace.
Advances in Analytical Chemistry Special Issue
Dr Kevin Honeychurch is the Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal Advances in Analytical Chemistry. The special issue is focused on Recent Advances and Trends in Sensors and Biosensors and will cover both existing and future developments in this multidisciplinary field such as, chemistry, electrochemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology and physics; including areas such as signal processing, optoelectronics and magnetic systems.
More details on the scope and how to submit a paper are available at:
New Biosensors Special Issue: Magnetic Biosensors
The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Luxton is the Guest Editor of the Biosensors Special Issue journal, 'Magnetic Biosensors'. This is an Open Access journal allowing unlimited and free access to readers. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 March 2014.
Find out more about the Biosensors Special Issue.
Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications, 1st Edition
Sensing with Nanotubes, Nanowires and Nanoparticles Edited by Dr Kevin Honeychurch, Centre for Research in Biosciences
Key Features: Reviews the range electrochemical nanosensors, including the use of carbon nanotubes, glucose nanosensors, chemiresistor sensors using metal oxides, and nanoparticles and discusses spectrographic nanosensors, such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoparticle sensors, the use of coated gold nanoparticles, and semiconductor quantum dots.
More details of this and to order a copy can be found at: http://store.elsevier.com/Nanosensors-for-Chemical-and-Biological-Applications/isbn-9780857096609/
ACTPHAST - providing support for the SME photonics community
The Zepler Institute at the University of Southampton is part of a new EU programme called ACTHPAST to provide up to €80k worth of innovation support to SMEs in the field of photonics. Support available includes access to expertise, facilities, and technology.
Find out more about ACTPHAST.
New Centre for Alternative Testing and In-vitro Monitoring (CATIM)
CATIM, an ERDF funded Business Technology Centre for the South West based at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus, is dedicated to the development of technologies for monitoring cells and cell systems. It offers state of the art testing facilities and expertise for businesses, supporting the development and evaluation of the bio-compatibility and the biological potency of new products.
Find out more about CATIM.