Analytical Biotechnology MSc/ PgDip
The Analytical Biotechnology MSc programme is informed and updated by research conducted by the Biosensors and Diagnostics Research Group, one of Cranfield Health’s seven expert research activity groups. This ensures the programme’s continuing real world-relevance and industry focus, making successful students highly sought after in the employment market.
With a worldwide reputation developed over 25 years, the Biosensors and Diagnostics Research Group provides new solutions for the health sector, combining science, technology, human factors and management.
The Group has been responsible for the development of products such as the amperometric mediated glucose oxidase based sensor, distributed around the globe for use by diabetics.
Other medical, environmental and food-related research applications include:
• The detection of cancer and disease biomarkers
• The use of optical techniques for early diagnosis and monitoring of disease
• The detection of volatiles in breath and from biological systems using mass spectrometry techniques (SIFT-MS and GC-MS), semi-specific gas sensors and electronic nose
• Sensors for the determination of pathogens, heavy metals, bio-toxins, environmental oil contamination and organophosphate pesticides
• Sensors which can operate in extreme environments
• In situ sensors for astrobiology – for use on Earth and other planets.
Current research focuses on sensors for healthcare, environmental detection and food safety.
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