Researches on Interdisciplinary area of bio-MEMS, bio-optics, bio-electronics and bioinformatics have being conducted by using methods of biotechnology and information technology
- Soft contact-lens biosensor
Based on advanced polymer microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) techniques, a soft contact-lens biosensor have been developed . The biosensor provides novel biomonitoring such as glucose monitoring in tear fluids.
- Biological odor measurement and smell communication
High selective gas-sensors - “Bio-sniffers” – have been constructed with molecular recognition of enzyme in human liver. Potential applications of the bio-sniffer and –nose includes halitosis analysis, breath alcohol & aldehyde measurement, environmental VOC monitoring, etc.
- Spatiotemporal gas visualization system for imaging of ‘odor’ information
A visualization system for spatial distribution of volatile chemicals have been developed. The visualization system is expected to be used in future medical screening or dental health.
- ‘Organic engine’ based on chemo-mechanical energy conversion
A novel chemo-mechanical energy conversion system (organic engine) that utilizes enzyme reactions and active transport of chemicals have been constructed. Biomedical applications (chemical pumps, drug release systems, etc.) are also investigated.