Technologies such as biosensors and lab-on-chip devices are making many aspects of health care smarter, faster and more affordable. A lab-on-a-chip can be used both inside and outside hospitals to quickly and accurately diagnose diseases. Wearable biosensors can provide continuous, real-time physiological information by measuring biochemical markers in biofluids like sweat and saliva. As Canada Research Chair in Bio-microelectromechanical Systems, Dr. Amir Sanati-Nezhad aims to advance these new technologies.
He and his research team are developing a microfluid-based and electrochemical biosensing platform that will enable target biomolecules and bioparticles to be collected, isolated, purified and detected. This platform will be used to quickly diagnose and monitor patients over the long term by enhancing point-of-care testing, wearable biosensing, and in-vivo sampling or sensing. Ultimately, Sanati-Nezhad’s innovative research will create the next generation of medical devices to support precision medicine and diagnostics.