Outils chirurgicaux connectés pour faciliter les décisions médicales

 

Geraldine Merle

Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill

 

Domaine : techniques, mesures et systèmes

Programme Chercheurs-boursiers - Junior 1

Concours 2019-2020

Like many other sectors, healthcare is about to enter a period of rapid change and there is a global consensus that medical decision supports and health sensors will be amongst the most important technological trends in the next 5 and 25 years. Indeed, with the emergence of precision medicine and a better healthcare for all, the need for low cost, easy to use and high- throughput molecular diagnostics is urging the medical diagnostic landscape. So far, time consuming and expensive immunoassay tests are performed in an analytical laboratory and present some accuracy concerns. In addition to affecting patients physically and emotionally, this has a huge impact on healthcare systems with increasing costs and labour burdens.

This research program aim to develop easy to use, accurate, inexpensive and rapid technologies to enable real time on site diagnosis (near physician or patient). Electrochemical biosensors offer rapid, sensitive, selective, and low-cost quantitative or semi-quantitative analytical information and represent promising candidates for future clinical diagnostics.

The goal of my research program is to implement electrochemical analysis in routine clinical practice with the design of innovative electrochemical diagnostic devices in disease detection and management, as well as monitoring healing and recovery of therapeutic interventions. This research program will develop medtech platforms with a direct impact on the life of patients. Further they aim to reduce the economic burden to health care services by providing more accurate and more immediate analyses of tissues.