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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 and antimicrobial resistant diseases early, rapidly, inexpensively, and simply through point-of-care nanoparticle-based biosensors. Similarly, we protect consumers from falsified products through our pioneering research on blockchain/nano/bio-enabled anti-counterfeiting technologies.


Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja is a professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. She is the founding program director of the Nano-Biosensors Lab, a faculty fellow on entrepreneurship at the Eli Broad College of Buisniss - MSU, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancemnet of Science (AAAS), a senior member of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and the founder of the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics (GARD), a consortium of scientists worldwide committed to improving global health.

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As we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, read as Evangelyn Alocilja, SMNAI, Professor at NAI Member Institution Michigan State University, shares with us what inspires her to be an inventor, her advice for other innovators, and the importance of engaging the next generation of inventors.
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) granted a Michigan State University (MSU) research team $769,000 to develop a biosensor test for foodborne pathogens. Tuskegee University is partnering with MSU on this project.
3 MSU faculty named Senior Members of the 2024 National Academy of Inventors Michigan State University researchers Evangelyn Alocilja, André Bachmann, and Richard Lunt have been named Senior Members by the National Academy of Inventors.
2024 GARD Innovation Forum: Supporting Sustainable Health for Early Diagnosis
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