Professor Evangelyn C. Alocilja, 2012 Innovator of the Year award for biosensor technology, (More...)

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Professor Evangelyn C. Alocilja (left) works with Hanna Miller on biosensors

Professor Evangelyn C. Alocilja, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, receives the 2012 Innovator of the Year award for biosensor technology.  The Innovator of the Year award recognizes an MSU researcher who has been actively involved in intellectual property creation and technology transfer activities at MSU.  More than 180 people attended the second annual MSU Innovation Celebration Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the MSU Union. The networking reception showcased eleven of the innovative technologies being developed in campus labs, honored MSU researchers who reported an invention during the academic year, and recognized the winners of the first awards for innovation and achievement in technology transfer.  Read more...
 

Evangelyn Alocilja's research has focused on the development of nonoparticle-based biosensors for rapid, on-site identification and diagnosis of infectious agents of concern to homeland security, global health, and food and water safety.  Dr. Alocilja has filed 23 invention disclosures with MSU since 1999.  She has received three patents and has numerous patent applications pending. In 2011, MSU Technologies licensed a suite of Dr. Alocilja's technologies to start-up nanoRETE, which will develop and commercialize an inexpensive test for handheld biosensors to detect threats such E.coli, Salmonella, tuberculosis and anthrax.   She serves as chief science officer of the company.  Read more...