Platform for Magnetoresistive Biochip Research and Development (Biomag PLT)

Type: Contract Project

Duration: from 2011 Aug 01 to 2017 Jul 31

Financed by: INL

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

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INESC-ID developed a Biochip Reading Platform to exploit the magnetoresistive biochips developed by INESC-MN. Thls compact autonomous systems system is capable of on-site biorecognitlons assays without the need of other Instrumentatlon. Only a laptop Is requlred for the user Interface; biochlp drlvlng, reading and feature extraction Is performed In the embedded system. The full prototype conslsts on a cartridge that Includes the interface wlth the biochip, the box with the control electronics, and a software program to Interface wlth the user. The platform Is able to measure blosignals wlth an amplitude 10 times lower than state of art laboratory equipment. The prototype system has been successfully used for the past three years by the INESC·MN to aid the development of new magnetoresistive biochips, both at sensor design and biorecognition leveI. Two new prototypes of the Biochip Reading Platform will be built, tested and calibrated. Addltlonally, two Enhanced Biochlp Readlng Platforms will be developed. The new platforms wlll be used as a tool for Biochip research and development in INESC-MN and Internatlonal Iberlan Nanotechnology Laboratory INL).


  • INESC MN (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • INL (Other) - Braga, Portugal

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