The University of Southampton

An electronic-based ELISA combined with microfluidics

Bionanotechnology and Biosensors, Medical Engineering

Our aim is to develop a low-cost real-time protein detection device to continuously monitor cytokines during in-vitro culture that could eventually expand in clinical practice. We will do this by exploiting discrete electronic components as chemical sensors that are compatible with unique microfluidic chips for minimising the overall cost of the device in combination with small size enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) chambers that minimise antibody requirements. We aspire achieving this by adapting well established manufacturing techniques, currently employed in fabricating printed-circuit boards (PCBs), that could effortlessly render bespoke functionalised electrodes coupled with μm-scale fluidic channels/chambers.

Primary investigator

Secondary investigator


  • Peter Kelleher, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • Panagiotis Pantelidis, Infection and Immunity, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Louise Greathead, Infection and Immunity, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Associated research groups

  • Nano Research Group
  • Southampton Nanofabrication Centre
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