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ESR 3 - Ph.D Fellow
Disposable one-shot usage blood glucose strips are routinely used in the diagnosis and management of diabetes and their performance can vary greatly. The limitations of the method are that these cannot provide data over trends or the pattern of the blood glucose level. Nowadays, continuous blood glucose monitoring is becoming essential for management of the diabetes, but the accurate long-term in vivo measurement of glucose with implanted biosensor still remains a challenge due to the foreign body reaction (FBR) which limits long term stability and biocompatibility in designing the glucose biosensor.
In the ImplantSens project, my responsibilities as an early-stage researcher (ESR-3) in INSERM, fall into broad headline of “Biocompatibility and in vivo functionality” where I am taking care of biocompatibility aspect of electrode and biosensor for long term functionality. Under this broad headline, my objectives include (1) determination of cytotoxicity and selection of safe device, and; (2) determination of biocompatibility and biofunctionality of electrodes and biosensor in vivo.
Goal at the end of the ITN project
The future expectations from the project is to characterize the developed electrode for minimal foreign body reaction and to understand the foreign body response involved behind. This will help for future strategies; therefore, promising results are expected from studies for the advancement of glucose biosensors. There will be a significant improvement and better understanding of inflammatory response and fibrosis with the optimized electrode for long-term functionality. In conclusion, we expect to have improved the stability and functionality of the glucose biosensor.
Master of Technology, IIT Kanpur, India.
"Setbacks, failure, and hardship are seeds for further cultivation."
Professional background: Master of Technology, IIT Kanpur, India
Host institute: Inserm U1026 Biotis, Bordeaux University
PhD Program Institute: Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche (INSERM), University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Supervisor: Dr. Claudine Boiziau
Scientific Interests: Biocompatibility, Molecular Biology, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Languages: English, Hindi