The Bio/CMOS Interfaces (BCI) Laboratory is one of the worldwide leader labs in the field of design and fabrication of biosensors-on-chip and bio-interfaces, with target on DNA and protein based arrays.
The lab research is specially focused on the development of new bio/CMOS interfaces by also integrating new and innovative nano- and bio- materials in the electrochemical-sensing surface. Research involves both the design of novel biosensing devices, intimate integration of highly heterogeneous systems, and development of electronics with CMOS technology. The novel approach proposed by this leading group corresponds to a co-design of the different layers (bio, nano, and CMOS frontend) to improve the integration of these highly heterogeneous systems in order to overcome the usual limits of biosensors in term of specificity and sensitivity.
Now full operating at the EPFL antenna in Neuchâtel (MICROCITY), the lab activities are focused on advanced design-technologies for Circuits and Systems in Biomedical Applications. The group focus is on Bioelectronics and Biophysics of nano- and bio-structured thin molecular films integrated on micro and nano fabricated silicon chips for applications in human diagnostics, remote monitoring of human metabolism, drug detection, personalized medicine, and precision medicine