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  • Paper on SiNW FETs for prostate cancer

    Highly sensitive electrical detection of biomarkers for the early stage screening of cancer is desired for future, ultrafast diagnostic platforms. In the case of prostate cancer (PCa), the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is of prime interest and its detection in combination...

  • Paper on tuberculosis diagnostics

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. There is a great need for the development of diagnostic tests, which are reliable, sensitive, stable, and low cost to enable early diagnosis of TB in communities with scarce...

  • Radio interview in Antena 1

    Pedro Estrela gives a radio interview for Antena 1 (Portuguese national radio broadcaster) in the program 90 Seconds of Science: https://www.rtp.pt/play/p2936/e357441/90-segundos-ciencia (in Portuguese)

  • Paper on bladder cancer diagnosis using urine

    A novel fluidic-based electrochemical ELISA platform is descried for estimation of the bladder cancer protein markers nuclear mitotic apparatus protein 1 (NUMA1) and complement factor H-related 1 (CFHR1) in urine samples. The platform uses an off-site chamber for a sandwich...

  • Paper FET-LSPR in Nanoscale

    Multimodal sensing methods have a great promise in biosensing applications as they can measure independently several properties that characterise the biomolecular interaction to be detected as well as providing inherent on-chip validation of the sensing signals. This work describes the...

  • Paper on malaria detection in Biosensors & Bioelectronics

    Naveen K. Singh, Sunil K. Arya, Pedro Estrela, Pranab Goswami: "Capacitive malaria aptasensor using Plasmodium falciparum glutamate dehydrogenase as target antigen in undiluted human serum" Biosensors and Bioelectronics 117 (2018) 246-252 

  • Article on BlaC E-assay project in Cordis

    Article about the Horizon 2020 project BlaC E-assay has been published on the European Commission's Cordis website: https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/220335_en.html