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Full Name: Development of a low-cost Point-Of-Care test for Tuberculosis detection

Duration: 1/11/2013-1/11/2016 (Finished)


  • Ghent University - Photonics Research Group (BE): photonics transducer design
  • Imec (BE): chip fabrication
  • CIN2-CSIC Barcelona (SP): surface chemistry
  • Lionex (DE): antibody and antigen development
  • microfluidic ChipShop (DE): microfluidic chip development
  • Trinean (BE): instrument design

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Publications in the framework of this project (10)

    International Journals

  1. D. Martens, P. Bienstman, Comparison between Vernier-cascade and MZI as transducer for biosensing with on-chip spectral filter, Nanophotonics 2017, doi:10.1515/nanoph-2016-0181 (2017)  Download this Publication (1.2MB).
  2. D. Martens, D. Genghua, P. Bienstman, Optimized Si3N4 grating couplers for relaxed alignment requirements under flood illumination, Applied Optics, 56(5), p.1286-1290 doi:10.1364/ao.56.001286 (2017)  Download this Publication (742KB).
  3. Z. Wang, B. Tian, M. Pantouvaki, Weiming Guo, Philippe Absil, J Van Campenhout, Clement Merckling, D. Van Thourhout, Room Temperature InP Distributed Feedback Laser Array Directly Grown on (001) Silicon, Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2015.199 (2015)  Download this Publication (1MB).
  4. J. Sabate del Rio, T. Steylaerts, O.Y.F. Henry, P. Bienstman, T. Stakenborg, W. Van Roy, C.K. O'Sullivan, Real-time and label-free ring-resonator monitoring of solid-phase re-combinase polymerase amplification, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 73, p.130-137 doi:10.1016/j.bios.2015.05.063 (2015)  Download this Publication (6.1MB).
      International Conferences

    1. E.M.P. Ryckeboer, D. Martens, H. D'heer, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Optofluidic devices based on Silicon photonics, EOS World of Photonics Congress (invited), (2017).
    2. P. Bienstman, Silicon photonics point-of-care biosensor platforms, Selectbio Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics (invited), Germany, (2017).
    3. D. Martens, P. Bienstman, M. Sing, A.A. Elamin, F. Jonas, A.B. Gonzalez-Guerrero, L.M. Lechuga, W. Van Roy, R. Vos, A. Stassen, A. Severi, R. Bockstaele, H. Becker, A point-of-care integrated photonic biosensor, Europt[r]ode, Austria, p.OL 7.4 (2016).
    4. D. Martens, A. Stassen, W. Van Roy, P. Bienstman, Novelty low-cost integrated photonic biosensor using broadband source and on-chip spectral filter, IEEE Photonics Society Benelux, Belgium, p.173-176 (2016)  Download this Publication (277KB).
    5. J.W. Hoste, B.G. De Geest, P. Bienstman, Determination of thickness and density of a wet multilayer polymer system with sub-nanometer resolution by means of a dual polarization silicon-on-insulator microring, SPIE Photonics West, United States, p.paper 9337-13 doi:10.1117/12.2079074 (2015)  Download this Publication (1.5MB).
    6. A. Van Eeghem, S. Werquin, E. Vanderleyden, P. Bienstman, P. Dubruel, Functionalisation of nanophotonic silicon-on-insulator biosensor chips for real-time DNA detection, Diatech 2014, Belgium, p.34-35 (2014).