Invention Low-cost silicon-based biosensor chip for medical diagnostics
Inventor Kaushik Sengupta, assistant professor of electrical engineering
This millimeter-sized, low-cost medical diagnostic chip relies on new technology developed by Kaushik Sengupta and his team to detect pathogens and disease biomarkers. The invention integrates optical structures and electronic systems into sophisticated, fluorescence-based sensors and scanners. Manufactured using the same process for making the chips that power today’s smartphones and other electronics, this technology can drastically reduce the cost of medical diagnostics, a rapidly growing area in health care.
Development status A patent has been issued, and another patent application is pending. Princeton is seeking outside interest for further development of this technology.
Funding source National Science Foundation, Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship