The course will provide an overview to the field of biosensors as an enabling technology for new product development in the sensing and diagnostics arena. Emphases will be put on latest trends in manufacturing technologies, application cases and market drivers. 

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Focusing on biosensors development strategies and process of commercial products manufacturing. The development of biosensors offers the possibility to manufacture small, simple, easy-to-use and cheap devices able to detect specifically target compounds in situ. Such devices are highly sought in a variety of fields such as in medicine for personalised health, environmental monitoring, food quality and safety and in security and defence for a faster detection of threat and illegal activities.

The 2-days course will cover the concepts, materials, engineering principles and market opportunities involved in this multi-disciplinary technology.

At a glance

What you will learn

At the end of the course the attendees are expected to receive a comprehensive coverage of biosensors including background, latest applications, market opportunities and challenges. The course will help the attendees to identify how to benefit from biosensor technology in their current research or industrial activities. Attendees will understand the current state of the markets with overview on current trends in the biosensors research. 

Core content

  • Introductions to Biosensors and Transducers
  • Fabrication and application of micro and nano devices
  • Immunosensors for advanced diagnostics
  • Nanomaterials for sensing technology
  • Artificial Receptors for Biosensors; MIPs and Aptamers
  • Human samples and ethics
  • Point-of-care diagnostics and e-Health
  • Paper based devices
  • Biosensors case study
  • Trends in the Biosensors’ Market

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points

Who should attend

This course is suitable for scientists, engineers, technicians as well as business developer’s seeking deeper understanding of the technologies required to develop new biosensors products in a range of markets related to sensing and diagnostics.  The course is also for experienced professionals from industry, academia and government agencies to widen their skills and develop their careers. Professionals from industry with a specific technical problem related to Biosensors might also want to attend to find solutions. 


Discounts are:

  • 20% for Cranfield Alumni 
  • Professional/trade association discount
  • Multiple booking discount (at least 2 delegates)

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel. 

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

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Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

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