Bioelectronic Devices and System Development
BILGEM, as an institute of TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), has one of the best infrastructures in Turkey, and performs cutting-edge research and product development particularly on optoelectronic and microelectronic areas. BILGEM has a highly advanced and well equipped â€śBiomedical Electronics Devices and Systems Development Groupâ€ť which has been established as a consequence of bringing together its competencies in opto-electronics and software engineering with its expertise in chemistry-biology-nanotechnology.
In various fields like medicine, environmental control, food security and military defense; there is an increasing demand for on-site detection, fast identification and urgent response which brings the necessity to employ laboratory detection procedures on standalone automatic devices. In response to that TUBITAK BILGEMâ€™s Bioelectronic Devices and Systems Group has been developing portable and fully automated biosensor devices using optical and electrochemical biosensor detection techniques.
Developed systems and the devices
MiSensâ„˘; is a mobile, fully automated biosensor device, that can be used in vehicles or on a desk. Can be controlled from the remote control app on a tablet PC or itsâ€™ on-device touch screen with minimal training of the user. Includes easy-to- use biochips (Patent Application No. PCT/IB2015/052479).
BiSensâ„˘; is a handheld, on-site biosensor equipment, which allows the detection of analytes without any necessity of an expert user or a laboratory owing to its single use cartridge system.
SOBEâ„˘; is an optical, handheld, transcutaneous bilirubin measurement device which helps in the diagnosis of jaundice seen in the newborn babies (design patent application No. 2015/01029).