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Welcome to the Nano-Biosensors Lab!

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Welcome to the Nano-Biosensors Lab! We exist to protect lives through rapid diagnostics. 

Our goal is to save lives, protect the nation, and sustain the economy by diagnosing infectious diseases early, rapidly, inexpensively, and simply through point-of-care field-operable nanoparticle-based biosensors. Complementary to these nano-devices are anti-counterfeiting detection systems for product authentication, serialization, and tamper-evidence.

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Special Issue: Biosensors and Rapid Diagnostics for Global and Antimicrobial-Resistant Diseases
Dr. Alocilja received the 2016 Undergraduate Mentor of the Year Award from Michigan State University.
Dr. Alocilja developing nanoparticle-based biosensors for rapid detection of infectious diseases.
Dr. Alocilja's anti-counterfeiting technology is featured in the Science of Innovation Program.
TEDMED Talk by Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja
A scanning electron  microscope image of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria captured on the surface of a biosensor chip. Credit: Evangelyn Alocilja laboratory
A new company formed around Michigan State University nanotechnology promises to move speedy detection of deadly pathogens and toxins from the laboratory directly to the field.