Next Generation Optical Biosensors
The Molecular Biophysics group of the Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine of the University of Milan is active in the development of next-generation optical biosensors, characterized by extreme ease of use and compactness. The development integrates innovative solutions in the field of optical technologies, materials science and biotechnology. In this context, the spin-off ProXentia LTD, founded by some members of the group, offers rapid analytical devices, and multiparameter turned to the agro-food safety market. The development of ProXentia activity employs a program of the European Horizon 2020. EMS financing Instrument (phase 2) Other types of compact and self-analytical devices, based on similar optical technologies but integrated into microfluidics, are under development in the context the environmental water monitoring. This research, conducted in collaboration with several international partners, is assisted by a European FP7 funding.
Molecular Biophysics group of the Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine of the University of Milan
Marco Buscaglia is Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the UniversitÃ degli Studi di Milano, Italy, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine. He received his PhD in Electronics and Computer Engineering in 2002 at the UniversitÃ degli Studi di Pavia, Italy. From 2002 to 2004 he had a post-doc fellowship at the Laboratory of chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD (USA). From 2005 to February 2015 he had a Researcher position (faculty member) at the University of Milano. His main research interests are focused on the experimental investigation of complex fluids, soft matter and biological systems by means of optical methods and on the development of novel bio-sensing technologies.