Research & Innovation

Research and innovation in affordable, robust and user-friendly monitoring devices for the healthcare and well-being of the 21st century. We develop innovative tools that are non-invasive, adapted for home use and for doctors. Our core technologies are based on highly scalable and ultra-low cost sensors producing chemical information from various bio fluids.

Our multidisciplinary team covers a broad range of capabilities way beyond chemistry: analytical chemistry, electronics and programming, design and prototyping, business development. Together with key partners, we aim to be part of the healthcare and wellbeing revolution.

3L: Responding to urgent and growing social needs through a novel platform for Telemedicine

It seems shocking -while strikingly real- that the whole world –our freedom and social life, the wellbeing of people and the economy of the nations- critically depends on the ability to perform a biochemical test outside lab. It is the possibility to generate biochemical data on-site, on-time, in a large scale what has made the difference between controlling the pandemics or being severely struck by it. We present a novel, disruptive approach to redesign chemical and biochemical sensors that simplifies the manufacturing process, reduces the sample consumption, and makes easier the operation by non-experts. Our novel 3-layer (3L) technology borrows ideas from the field of fuel cells research to produce a compact, robust and miniaturized version of the traditional chemical sensors. This design significantly reduces the sample consumption, which is critical when finger prick drop analysis is performed. It also minimizes the risk of errors, providing a more stable and robust data. It provides benefits for the sensor manufacturer as well as for the end user while we keep developing approaches for new applications in wellbeing and healthcare.

Dehydration, an imbalance of water in the human body, is a silent threat affecting the health and wellbeing of a large fraction of the world population. One of the major barriers to raise awareness and find solutions to this problem is the lack of simple, accurate and affordable tools to monitor dehydration levels in real time. Due to the importance of monitoring dehydration, the technology developed could help people to acquire healthier habits by making smart choices in order to minimize the risk of dehydration, thus improving their quality of life and producing a positive social and economical impact on the short and long term public health.

Democratizing the progress in healthcare through the development of wearable and low cost technological platforms. Knowing one’s day-to-day health appears to be very challenging as one’s body is like a black box. Considering that today’s technology allows people to send messages and pictures, the same use of technology can also be applied to health data: to send the daily data of health by using the power of network to allow one to get information of one’s daily health condition.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) accounts for more than 800 million people worldwide, many of them in the early stages and still not diagnosed. The kidney function is given by the creatinine levels. CreatSens aims to afford a prototype of a compact device for the accurate, fast, simple and low cost determination of creatinine levels in urine and blood. CreatSens aims to provide doctors with better tools to monitor the health of the patients for the management of health issues. CreatSens aims to empower patients to have better control of their own health while improving their quality of life as well as to improve the healthcare system making a more efficient and effective use of resources.