Boosting the biosensor signal with the University of Exeter micro-swimmer

In this article Zimmer and Peacock (ZP) report on a methodology for boosting biosensor signa,l by increasing the mass transport to a ZP biosensor.  Specifically  we have coupled the micro-swimmer technology from the University of Exeter with the ChilliPot technology from ZP.


The ChilliPot is an entirely objective test based on technology developed by the University of Oxford in 2007 and is the fastest way of getting the Scoville Heat Uni (SHU) for  a chilli derived product.


In this study were able to  improve the limit of detection and the system resolution of the ChilliPot by the integration of the technology with the Exeter ferromagnetic micro-swimmer.

The micro-swimmer was developed by the Platform Kinetics Group , and can be applied to a number of sensing and medical diagnostic improving both the resolution and limit of detection.  The advantage of the micro-swimmer is that it can act on micro-litre volumes, such as  a drop of blood, and increase the rate of transportation to the sensing electrode.

An additional advantage of the micro-swimmer is that signals that would otherwise change as a a function of time, become steady state and so signals due to the bio-molecule of interest becomes more apparent.



Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details regarding biosensor development, manufacturing and the integration of micro-swimmers for signal enhancement.