PRINTUP INSTITUTE provides expertise in the synthesis and formulation of functional inks with a view to developing a wide range of analytical tools.

Chemical sensors

most often based on capacitive structures, are developed to measure volatile substances. They are characterised by low electrical power consumption and their selectivity can be adapted thanks to a judicious choice and arrangement of printed functional layers. For example, PRINTUP INSTITUTE designs and manufactures relative humidity sensors for all types of media. The institute is currently collaborating on the development of gas sensors (electronic nose) for medical diagnostics.

Physical sensors

measure parameters such as pressure and temperature. Based on robust, proven technologies, this type of device can be developed and integrated on demand by PRINTUP INSTITUTE, for one-off uses or for the introduction of monitoring functions in objects/equipment for medical use. Recently, a fully printed pressure sensor integrated into a bandage was produced to monitor movements and the pressure applied to the soles of the feet of diabetic patients.

pH or salinity sensors

sensors are useful for a wide range of diagnostics and are sometimes even essential as a complement to (bio)molecular detection. PRINTUP INSTITUTE is able to produce devices for measuring the pH and salinity of biological samples for specific applications. The support of the printing platform enables the manufacture of series dedicated to medical research or the validation of industrial development phases.

PRINTUP INSTITUTE’s advances in biosensors are the result of the many complementary areas of expertise – physics, chemistry, biology and electronics – of the institute’s researchers. Medical devices dedicated to diagnostics have already been developed in collaboration with industrial partners and are now in production.

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