Welcome to our page! We are the TU/e sensing team (T.E.S.T.) representing the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the 2022 SensUs competition. This is a yearly international student competition on engineering rapid biosensors. Our multidisciplinary team consists of 9 bachelor and master Medical Science and Technology and Biomedical Technology students. We all come from different backgrounds, with our own interests and goals, and we will make sure to be a synergistic team ready to compete and contribute to an improvement of people’s quality of life. This competition allows us to put our theoretical knowledge to the test and apply it to real-life societal problems, engineering an efficient, affordable and easy-to-use biosensor with translational potential for the commercial market.
On the 2nd of September 2022, our team competes with others to detect the cytokine Interleukin-6, which is a marker and mediator of sepsis. Sepsis is a form of acute inflammation, resulting in organ dysfunction, which causes the death of 11 million people worldwide and affects many more. Therefore, rapid detection of sepsis is important to be able to treat patients in time, and to save the lives of these patients. Because of the global relevance of this condition, we are excited to be part of the innovation in biosensors for this application.
For more information about the SensUs competition, click here.