Development of A Point-of-Care Device for Cardiovascular Health Management - AB-045

Preferred Disciplines: Biochemistry and molecular biology, Biomedical Engineering or related field (Masters, PhD or Post-Doc)
Project length: 12-18 months (3 units)
Desired start date: January 1, 2019
Location: Calgary, AB
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: None
Company: Anonymous 

About Company:

An Artificial Intelligence-based healthcare company dedicated to the connection between the innovation and use of technology and clinical expertise to improve and enable precision-based care.

Project Description:

The aim of this research and development project is to design and develop a bedside point-of-care (POC) device for cardiovascular health management. We will develop a prototype of an electrochemical-based strip which is able to detect a heart condition-indicating biomarker with ultra-high sensitivity. A portable electronic strip meter that is compatible with the strip prototype will be designed and implemented simultaneously. The project intends to address economic feasibility of the POC device vs current health care cost structure.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • To design and develop a reliable and disposable electrochemical sensor strip for the detection and quantification of a cardiac biomarker from very low sample volumes and concentration
  • To understand the electrochemical performance of the developed strip-based sensor using a precise stationary potentiostat in a lab environment


  • To be discussed

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Micro and Nano Technology
  • Lab-on-Chip
  • Electrochemical Biosensing 

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  2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform.