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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The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology and UWE bring together world leading experts in bio-sensing technology in Spain
The 3rd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology 2013 held in Sitges, Spain on 12-15 May was an outstanding success. Joseph Wang, Distinguished Professor of University California delivered the 2013 Bio-Sensing Technology Lecture to an audience of world-leading academics and companies who clearly recognised the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology and UWE as key international players in the specialised field of biosensors.
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UWE professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities
Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton. More about the story ...
Photometric stereo - Find out more!
Have you ever wondered how machine vision methods can be used in biosensing? This novel imaging technology has diverse applications including facial recognition, healthcare in particular- tele-dermatology, pharmacology and cosmetology.
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Centre for Alternative Testing and In-vitro Monitoring (CATIM)
The Centre is based at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus, Bristol. CATIM, an ERDF funded Business Technology Centre for the South West, is dedicated to the development of technologies for monitoring cells and cell systems. It will offer 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
WellcomeTrust - Innovative Engineering for Health
Advancing the industrial application of synthetic biology
Smart Awards (formerly Grants for R&D)
NIHR: i4i: Invention for Innovation