Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

IBST is an initiative of UWE, Bristol

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    Events : 2019

  • 3 April: Neuromodulation in HealthTech. Watershed, Bristol 6.30-9.30pm. One HealthTech
  • 4 April: ALAN Networking Meeting. University Enterprise Zone, UWE Bristol 6-8pm
  • 4 May: Invest-Connect-Explore, University Enterprise Zone, UWE Bristol.  For further information please Email:
  • 15 May: Bristol Patient Safety Conference. Venue Engineers House, Bristol.   Details:
  • 16-19 June: 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more details
  • 10 July - 6-8.30pm Networking Event at Bristol Zoo - more details  to follow
  • 25 & 26 September: Sensing in Water 2019. Nottingham Belfry.


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    IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

    IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

    Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.





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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IBST Conference

The 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology
16-19June 2019 | Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the success of the first 5 conferences, the 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology will continue to bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology for bio-sensing applications. This year the conference will have one theme dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things and a post conference meeting with a particular focus on applications addressing challenges in telehealth and diagnostics.

For more detail: Elsevier

New Business Member

IBST are pleased to welcome new Business member Bond Digital Health Ltd. Bond Digital Health is a software consultancy developing bespoke “App & Cloud” digital solutions, for innovators in the Life Sciences sector. Please visit the Business Members page for more details.


Dr Martina Piano and Dr Kevin Honeychurch are Guest Editors for the journal Biosensors for an upcoming special issue focused on “Electrochemical (Bio)sensors for Environmental and Food Analyses”.  More details can be found at:

Dr Kevin Honeychurch is presently acting as editor for the forthcoming second edition of the book: “Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications” Elsevier