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Introduction to Biosensor Group

The BioSensor group (BioSens) started its activities in 2000 in the framework of the Vietnam-Franco co-operation program. The project was funded by French Embassy to Vietnam, aiming at investigation and improvement of the water quality in Hanoi’s rivers. Working as multidisciplinary project, it required the expertise in material physics, microelectronics, organic chemistry, and biomedical research in Hanoi and Lyon, France. An important aspect will be the practical training and thesis research within the Master programs in Biophysics and Nanotechnology.

Biosensor now belongs to the International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS), the first institution training the master on materials science in Vietnam in 1990s.

Our research activities are now focusing on the development of miniaturized, quick-response, highly sensitive biosensors for uses in biomedical application for pathogen viruses detection, in environmental research and monitoring, in securing our food supply and others such as magnetic Dynabeads detection and a label-free option for surface effect monitoring.

Various nanostructures and/or functional nanomaterials including nanowires (organic/inorganic materials) for biosensing technology have been developed for significant improvement of the sensor performance.

In parallel, portable device for multichannel detection has also been developed for on-site and in-field detection of immune/DNA virus detection.

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