Research

Research topics

Food safety

  • Detection of pathogens
  • Foodborne parasitology

Human healthcare

  • Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC)
  • Blood analysis

Particle separation methods

  • Hydrophoresis
  • Acoustophoresis

Food safety

Food safety is an extensive scientific discipline that describes handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illnesses. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. Food is able to transmit diseases from person to person, or it can serve as a growth medium of bacteria that might cause food poisoning. In developed countries there are complex standards for food preparation, whereas in less developed countries the availability of safe water is the main issue.

Human healthcare

The human blood should be considered as a diagnostic tool that carries information about the condition of the human body. We are also able to monitorize the state of each organ, moreover the functionality of the cells without any biopsy only from the analysis of the bloodstream. The variance with the normal state can imply the presence of different diseases.

Particle separation methods

The separation of sub-micron and micron-sized particles is the most highlighted research area in microfluidics regarding the increasing number of the research groups, scientific results and publications. The advancements in microfluidics enable sorting technologies that combine the benefits of continuous operation with small-sized scale suitable for manipulation and probing of individual particles or cells.