Polymers for Bioelectronics


The emerging area of bioelectronics which merges biology and electronics is leading to a new generation of implantable/wearable medical devices, such as electrodes for electrophysiology, conducting scaffolds for tissue engineering, biosensors, ion pumps or e-skin devices. New soft materials with ionic and electronic conductivity are being developed such as new semiconjugated polymers, PEDOTs, biocompatible iongels or mixed-ionic electronic conductive polymers.

Detection of airborne and waterborne targets such as microcontaminants, bacteria, viruses and biomarkers is investigated by creating selective and specific sensor surfaces based on functional oligonucleic acids.

Coordinators: Miryam Criado and Daniele Mantione