Creating a molecular biosensor for healthcare applications


1.7 Million people in the Netherlands suffer from chronic kidney damage and early detection is necessary to prevent for worse. Creatinine is one indicator for kidney diseases and so T.E.S.T. developed a biosensor prototype to determine creatinine concentrations in blood plasma. In this movie the potentials of this prototype are shown, keeping in mind that there are still some obstacles to be taken.


SensUs Competition

SensUs is a new, yearly international student competition on molecular biosensors for medical diagnostics and healthcare applications. All participating teams developed their unique biosensor with the same functional end goal to detect creatinine. At the contest on September 9th and 10th 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology all solutions are shown, shared, and discussed.


TU/e SensUs Team 2016


Annelore Aerts

Annelore Aerts

Boris Arts

Boris Arts

Sylvia Genet

Sylvia Genet

Lioba Heidendael

Lioba Heidendael

Yvonne de Hond

Yvonne de Hond

Mark Janse

Mark Janse

Rafiq Lubken

Rafiq Lubken

Robin v.d. Meijden

Robin v.d. Meijden

Esmée Oudijk

Esmée Oudijk

Thom Scheeve

Thom Scheeve

Leroy Tan

Leroy Tan

Mats Verhoeven

Mats Verhoeven

Kimberly Westheim

Kimberly Westheim

Erika v.d. Woude

Erika v.d. Woude

Milestones


First Meeting

  3 December 2015

The first meeting of our team.

Requirements Published

  4 January 2016

The technical aim of the competition is released, defining e.g. the biomarker and the sample matrix.

Work In Progress

  Between January and August 2016

Our team conceives and builds a biosensor system at the TU/e. We will make use of our expertise and resources in our environment.

TU/e Contest Winners

  17 May 2016

T.E.S.T. has won three prizes at the TU/e Contest.

BrainsAward Winners

  25 May 2016

T.E.S.T. has won the WO Innovationprize at the BrainsAward.

Competition Day

  9 & 10 September 2016

All teams come to Eindhoven where they will present and demonstrate their biosensing system during a public event.

SensUs Competition Winners

  10 September 2016

T.E.S.T. has won the Creativity Award for the most innovative idea.

Sponsors

TU/e SensUs Team wants to thank all the sponsors who have helped us to take part in the Sensus Student Competition and thereby helped to achieve our goals. Thank you very much!