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(l to r) Dr. Andreas Willerts, Prof. Tony Killard and Antti Kemppainen



The SIMS project was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C 2013, in Munich on the 12th June 2013.

The project team have developed a revolutionary diagnostic device for measuring cholesterol by integrating a printed biosensor with a display and battery onto a flexible plastic substrate. The concept was demonstrated with a prototype at the conference.

The SIMS prototype effectively demonstrates execution of an analytical sensor measurement in a new type of diagnostic device using a fully integrated printed sensor, powered by an on-board printed battery. The measurement performed by the biosensor is read out by a printed electrochromic display element that is also on-board the device. It demonstrates levels of component integration beyond any other current technology.

THE SIMS project is led by BDI PI Prof. Tony Killard, University of the West of England and Dublin City University. The other consortium members across Europe are the University of Liverpool (UK), Fraunhofer ENAS (Germany), Alere (UK) and VTT (Finland).

The project is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] ICT funding scheme under grant agreement no. 257372.