Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

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 Bio-Sensing Technology Conference
is delighted to announce that the 4th International Bio-Sensing Technology Conference will be held on 10-13 May 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. IBST and Elsevier are teaming up once again to bring together leaders from industry and academia to explore how different expertise can be drawn together to develop and exploit new technology for bio-sensing applications.

More details will become available over the next few weeks but for now please make a note of the date in your diaries.

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:

EventACTPHAST - 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.

CATIM_logoNew 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.

JarsNew funding calls
Biomedical Catalyst Awards
Horizon 2020
Smart - Round 5
Microelectronics iNet Autumn Funding Competition
i4i Product Development calls
Agri-Tech Catalyst Awards