News & events

We are so proud that SiMBiT project coordinator Luisa Torsi has been named to receive the WILHELM EXNER MEDALS 2021 at the award ceremony on 24 November 2021 in Vienna. She will be honoured for her discoveries and her work at the lead of one of the fastest growing research directions in organic electronics.

The Wilhelm Exner Medal delivered by the Austrian Trade Association honored selected researchers whose discoveries have directly or indirectly promoted the economy in an outstanding way. 

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We are pleased that SiMBiT project partner Dr May Wheeler from FlexEnable will present FlexEnable and SiMBiT activities at the 7th "annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference" innoLAE. She will give a talk on ‘High-performance materials and processes optimised for flexible displays and other OTFT applications’ on Thursday 25 February in the “applications” section.

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We are pleased that SiMBiT project coordinator Luisa Torsi will be one of the plenary speaker at the 30th edition of Biosensors World Congress next November 2020. The World Congress on Biosensors is the largest and most well-established conference in the field, attracting around a thousand attendees from industry, academe and government organisations.

2020 biosensors

After two years of collaboration SiMBiT we are at the mockup stage right in time despite the pandemic way to go and thanks so much for the great effort all the partners are putting into it !

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At the beginning of this year, part of the SiMBiT consortium published a paper on current development regarding innovative sensors technique: “Organic Field-Effect Transistor Platform for Label-Free, Single-Molecule Detection of Genomic Biomarkers” Eleonora Macchia, Kyriaki Manoli, Cinzia Di Franco, Rosaria Anna Picca, Ronald Österbacka, Gerardo Palazzo, Fabrizio Torricelli, Gaetano Scamarcio, and Luisa Torsi, ACS Sensors 2020 5 (6), 1822-1830

Discover the published paper using the following link!

Short abstract :

The rising interest for technologies capable to track a biomarker down to the physical limit points towards new opportunities in early diagnostics of progressive diseases. Electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors, also addressed as Single-Molecule with a large Transistors (SiMoT), represent an extremely powerful tool to achieve label-free and single-molecule detection of clinically relevant biomarkers. In this study, for the first time, the SiMoT sensing response towards genomic biomarker for multiple sclerosis (miR-182) is proposed. This is relevant, not only because single molecule detection limits are demonstrated, but also because it proves that the SiMoT label-free single molecule detection principle is the only one of his kind that can detect, by means of the same platform, both protein and genomic markers.