Biomedical Diagnostics Institute
A multidisciplinary research institute focused on the development
of next generation biomedical diagnostic devices.
It is an initiative to create technology for future biomedical researches and operations. Learn about the next-generation surgical robots that will lead the future of the biomedical industry.
Primary Objectives Of The BDI
The establishment of a centre of excellence in diagnostics performing world-class fundamental science. The development of pioneering scientific breakthroughs and disruptive technologies that revolutionise the detection and control of diseases.
In future, it is possible! A dedicated team is working on projects that will create sensory prosthetics for better productivity and movement.
The researchers are working to create next-gen electronic bandages that will help the wounds to recover faster and reduce the muscle pain by providing mild vibrations to the areas of muscle tears.
Highly Skilled Researchers
Computer Aided Biology
We are using advanced CAD applications to create new models to aid biomedical industry.
We are creating new opportunities in the industry to research bionanotechnologies.
Cellular & Tissue
New treatment procedures are being developed for cellular & tissue complications.
Learn how biorecognition will help people with disabilities in future while connecting to their system.
We are using the safest biomaterials to create new-age prosthetics for all types of disabilities.
We have a team of researchers always working to create better solutions in the field of biomedicine.
Device or tissue that is implanted or integrated into a human interface with living tissue to replace a natural organ.
Disease Diagnosis In Minutes
As team of researchers from the BDI DCU, UC Berkeley and Universidad de Valparaíso Chile announced a microfluidic device that may soon be able to detect global health diseases such as HIV and TB in a matter of minutes..
Who We Are
Well established labs with the best equipment in the industry to perform researches in biomedicine of the future.
We have well equipped offline and online libraries to provide complete access to all subjects and researches.
Industrial / Commercial
We are connected with the best providers of biomaterials that help up maintain the highest standards in our researches.
From Our Blog
On 3rd December, two BDI groups won prizes at the prestigious Irish Laboratory awards, which took place in the Double Tree Burlington in Dublin.
Professor Richard O’Kennedy’s Applied Biochemistry Group won the award for Bio Science Laboratory of the Year and Dr. Paul Leonard and his team won the award for Innovation of the Year for their novel DiCAST technology.
Over 300 representatives from the Irish laboratory industry attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Neil Delamare.
Congratulations to all winners!
This week, a team of researchers from the BDI DCU, UC Berkeley and Universidad de Valparaíso Chile announced a microfluidic device that may soon be able to detect global health diseases such as HIV and TB in a matter of minutes. The device, called SIMBAS (standing for self-powered integrated microfluidic blood analysis system) is able to process whole blood into a disease diagnosis in a matter of minutes. The work is a cover story for the March 7 print issue of the peer-reviewed journal Lab on a Chip.
Microfluidics utilizes the laws of physics at the microscale to speed up processes that may take hours or days in the traditional lab. For example, wine drinkers know an aged red wine will sometimes contain sediment, particles in the wine that have slowly collected due to gravity. This process can occur over days to years in the macroscopic world. But on the microscale, sedimentation can occur in seconds.
Using trenches patterned underneath microfluidic channels—about the width of a human hair—the research team demonstrated the use of sedimentation to separate the relatively heavy red and white blood cells, leaving the clear blood plasma. The trenches were able to capture over 99% of the red blood cells.
In the past, although microfluidic devices themselves are small (often only a few square centimeters), they typically require large and expensive external equipment for operation. The SIMBAS chip solves this problem with a process called degas-driven flow. In this process, the air molecules inside the device material are removed by placing and storing the device in vacuum. When the device is brought to atmospheric conditions during use, the air molecules reabsorbed into the device material, which generates a pressure difference, and in doing so drives the fluid flow in the chip.
Commenting on the research, Dr Lourdes Basabe Desmonts, Senior Research Fellow, BDI & co-first author said “This is a novel platform technology developed in the BDI. It is versatile, simple, efficient and cheap. It can be applied to fabricate a plethora of new POC diagnostic tests with very high sensitivity at very low cost. It has the potential to overtake the classic lateral flow assays based on a nitrocelulose strip and any that require red blood cell separation prior to blood analysis. At the BDI we are currently exploring the use of this technology in the field of Cardiovascular Disease and Oncology diagnostics”.
Ivan Dimov, co-first author in the study, stresses, “There are no external connections or tubing required. That’s the beauty of a fully integrated system. It truly becomes point-of-care.” With the trenches to filter blood cells and flow driven by degassing, the user only needs to place 5 microliters of whole blood on the inlet of the device, and the readout is provided in 10 minutes.
The team demonstrated the proof-of-concept of SIMBAS by detecting 1.5pM of biotin (vitamin B7) in whole-blood samples. Work is already underway to detect global health diseases using the SIMBAS. Benjamin Ross, a UC Berkeley Graduate student involved in the study said, “Imagine if you had something as cheap and as easy to use as a pregnancy test, but that could quickly diagnose HIV or TB. That would be a real game-changer. It could save millions of lives.”
Getting the correct diagnosis is a crucial part of health care – it gives a clarification of a patient’s health issue and advises ensuring health care choices.
The diagnostic procedure is a mind-boggling, communitarian action that includes clinical thinking and data to decide a patient’s health issue. As per an examination, diagnostic analyze persevere through all settings of care and keep on negatively affecting an inadmissible number of patients.
The vast majority go through with at least one diagnostic mistakes in the course of their life. Diagnostic errors may hurt patients by forestalling or postponing proper treatment, giving superfluous or destructive treatment, or bringing about psychological or money related repercussions. Hence, it is essential to use the right tools and follow the correct procedures during a diagnosis.
Continue reading through this article to understand the newest and most reliable diagnostic tools that have been designed, developed and updated to fit the needs of the current medical institution.
Breathalyzer to Detect COVID-19 in Seconds
The coronavirus pandemic has indefinitely caused way too much harm to the world. It continues to do so because of the lack of a definite cure and the understandable unpreparedness of the health industry. It would be a great aid to the industry if the processing time of the COVID19 tests reduced to15 seconds as compared to the current scenario where a single test involving a nasal swab takes hours and sometimes days travelling from facility to facility to confirm positive or negative.
If a single test takes that long, one can only imagine what problems the traffic of thousands of tests has been creating. It would be much simpler if the diagnosis happened rather quickly and specialists at Ohio State University have successfully created a breathalyzer that significantly shortens the waiting period to a mere number of seconds and is a huge relief worldwide. The innovation may take into account mass screenings of passengers and travellers at air terminals and those going to huge open occasions, as well as any healthcare centres that need to help forestall diseases.
Electronic stethoscopes improve sound quality when tuning in to the low-pitched heart sounds and the shrill pulmonary sounds. They can be associated with a PC to record and spare the sounds. They can be snared to distributors that permit various individuals to tune in to bordering stethoscopes. This last component is significant when preparing assistants, occupants, and fellows.
Hypertension has been connected to a wide range of illnesses. There are a couple of items that are utilized to gauge the circulatory strain. Manual sphygmomanometers are considered the most dependable. Mercury manometers don’t require routine alignment and in this manner are being used in high-hazard situations.
Ophthalmoscopes are handheld apparatuses that permit a doctor to see into the details of a patient’s eye. This kind of analytic apparatus is regularly utilized in physical or outpatient tests.
Electrocardiographs measure the electrical movement of the heart. During this assessment, the pulse can be recorded, as well as the consistency of the pulsates. These are two key markers of any issues in the heart. Doctors can even peruse an electrocardiograph to decide the size and position of every heart chamber. Lastly, an important use for the electrocardiograph is to analyze harm to the heart and the effect and viability of medication treatment or gadget embed.
Thermometers are utilized in all zones and levels of care, from routine physical tests to crisis division triage to inpatient care. There are presently electronic thermometers that abbreviate the time essential to quantify a patient’s temperature. The electronic ones can be set for the particular piece of the body being estimated, for example, the mouth, under the armpit, rectally, or the ear.
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