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Miniaturized electrochemistry: an innovative tool for the development of electrochemical sensors
Speaker(s): Dr David Hernández Santos, Managing Director, DropSens, Spain
When: 22 November 2016 (1:00 - 3:00pm)
Where: SBS CR2 (Level 1)
Type: Seminars


Electrochemical sensors have found their applications in a range of research fields, including analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, and biomedical engineering. One versatile product in recent years is screen-printed electrodes (SPEs), which are easy to fabricate and commercially available. This seminar aims to cover the basics of SPEs, including the advantages versus conventional electrodes as well as its role in development of electrochemical sensors of diverse nature: chemical, enzyme, immune and genosensors. We would also share a few new innovative applications in the research arena recently. Last but not least, we would also enrich you with details on tools used for technology development and commercialization. We are sure that this event would be a great platform for knowledge exchange.

Speaker's Bio

Dr David Hernández Santos obtained his PhD. in Chemistry in 2006 at University of Oviedo (Spain) with work focused on DNA detection where the analytical performance of genosensors developed on conventional carbon electrodes and on screen-printed carbon electrodes was compared, and also the use of metallic and enzymatic labels was tested. While writing up his PhD work in 2005, David developed the Business Plan of the company DropSens, S.L. During this period David also received training in the creation and management of (bio)technology companies, as well as in business-focused R&D. In 2006 David, together with Pablo Fanjul and Agustín Costa (also from University of Oviedo) founded DropSens, where he works as Managing Director. The company started with only one product in its portfolio – the screen-printed Carbon electrode – and now has more than 100 different models of screen-printed electrodes and miniaturized electrodes, accessories for their use, as well as potentiostats and other innovative analytical instrumentation.