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Wireless In Situ Sensors in Stents for the Treatment and Monitoring of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel wireless sensor for external and internal biosensing applications.

Drift-Free, Self-Calibrated Interrogation Method For Electrochemical Sensors Based On Electron Transfer Kinetics

A new method using chronoamperometry in place of voltammetry to obtain data from electrochemical sensors, including electrochemical biosensors.

Aptamer functionalized shrink-induced high surface area electrochemical sensors

A low-cost method of manufacturing a, rough high surface area electrodes with a dissolvable polymer coating to improve surface wettability and electrochemical sensing.

Multi-Modal Depth-Resolved Tissue Status Monitor

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have invented a novel multi-modal depth-resolved tissue status monitor.

Holographic Opto-Fluidic Microscopy

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a system for holographic opto-fluidic microscopy.

Quantification Of Plant Chlorophyll Content Using Google Glass

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel device that can quantify chlorophyll concentration in plants using a custom-designed Google Glass app.

High-Throughput And Label-Free Single Nanoparticle Sizing Based On Time-Resolved On-Chip Microscopy

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a rapid, low-cost, and label-free methodology for nanoparticle sizing.

Rapid, Portable And Cost-Effective Yeast Cell Viability And Concentration Analysis Using Lensfree On-Chip Microscopy And Machine Learning

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a new portable device to rapidly measure yeast cell viability and concentration using a lab-on-chip design.

Digital Droplet Microflowmetry Enabled By Interfacial Instability

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a non-thermal, digital microfluidic flowmeter with the ability to measure ultralow flow rates.

PCR-Free Ultrasensitive Hiv And Other Virus Quantitation Device

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering and Department of Medicine have developed a novel integrated device that can perform label-free ultrasensitive measurements of viruses in fluids (i.e. HIV in blood), obviating PCR and bulky, costly infrastructure required for current generation clinical assays.

Drop-Carrier Particles For Digital Assays

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed a novel drop-carrier particle for single cell or single molecule assays.

Trademark: Flexible Fan Out Wafer Processing And Structure: Flextrate

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel biocompatible flexible device fabrication method using fan-out wafer level processing (FOWLP).

Microchambers With Solid-State Phosphorescent Sensor For Measuring Single Mitochondrial Respiration

The invention is a miniaturized device that assays the respiration of a single mitochondrion. Through a novel approach for measuring oxygen consumption rate, the device provides information on cell and tissue mitochondrial functional. This data is relevant for understanding human conditions associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.

Transabdominal Fetal Blood Oximetry

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a method and apparatus for clinical-grade transabdominal fetal blood oximetry.

Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors for Probing the Action of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a genetically encoded fluorescent sensor toolbox for the probing of G-protein coupled receptors.

StressSense: Skin Conductivity Monitoring Garment With a Mobile App

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed smart clothing containing fabric sensors that monitor the stress level of the wearer.

Multi-Modal Depth-Resolved Tissue Status And Contact Pressure Monitor

Researchers in the UCLA Bioengineering Department have developed a device to detect changes in blood oxygenation of neonate intestines to allow for diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis.

High Performance and Flexible Chemical And Bio Sensors Using Metal Oxide Semiconductors

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a simple method producing thin, sensitive In2O3-based conformal biosensors based on field-effect transistors using facile solution-based processing for future wearable human technologies as well as non-invasive glucose testing.

Wireless Wearable Big Data Brain Machine Interface (W2b2/Wwbb)

UCLA researchers have developed a wireless wearable big data brain machine interface. This technology provides a user-friendly brain machine interface system that can monitor/record a large amount of brain activities and transfer, wirelessly, the processed/raw data to a remote mobile unit.

Enhanced Cell/Bead Encapsulation Via Acoustic Focusing

The invention consists of a multi-channel, droplet-generating microfluidic device with a strategically placed feature. The feature vibrates in order to counteract particle-trapping micro-vortices formed in the device. Counteracting these vortices allows for single particle encapsulation in the droplets formed by the device and makes this technology a good candidate for use in single cell diagnostics and drug delivery systems.

Graphene-Based Sensors For Mitochondrial Functions

One of the key identifiers of cancer is an interruption in normal cellular life cycles, including pre-programmed cell death. Researchers at UCI have recently developed a method to monitor this cell death via graphene-based sensors which provide increased accuracy and allow for a higher degree of cancer treatment personalization over traditional techniques.

Wearable Monitoring System Better Understands Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a wearable monitoring system to better understand the emotional dysregulation that an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter.

Continuous, enhanced detection of droplet contents in electrical impedance spectroscopy

The inventors at UCI have developed a method and system to make enhanced electrical impedance spectroscopy measurements in a continuously flowing train of microfluidic droplets. The technique increases the sensitivity of the electrical impedance spectroscopy measurements, lowering detection limits and increasing the frequency of continuous measurements.

Slap Band Vitals Monitor

The invention is an easy to use wristband that continuously monitor various vitals like the heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. It eliminates the need for uncomfortable and bulky cuffs that are normally used for such measurements. The wristband communicates wirelessly to the user’s or doctor’s smart phone for easy access, monitoring and care.

Patterning Silica Islands Onto Thermoplastic Shrink Film

Biosensors have a variety of applications from glucose monitoring to drug discovery. The ability to detect low concentration of analytes in biological samples is important for creating effective biosensors. Researchers at UCI have developed a novel lithographic method for capturing, concentrating, and identifying biological agents.

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