T.E.S.T. 2020 is a student team which develops a biosensor device that is used to measure the
concentration of Valproate (an anti-epileptic drug). The goal of such a device is to improve the
life of the patient by actively monitoring the drug concentrations in the blood of the patient.
T.E.S.T. is currently not looking for new members. If you are interested in joining T.E.S.T. check our website again in the autumn of 2020 for updates about the recruitment for new members for the team of 2021.
We are student team T.E.S.T. which represents the Netherlands during the 2020 SensUs competition. Our multidisciplinary team consists of 11 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology including second- and third-year bachelor and first year master students from the following majors: Medical Sciences and Technology, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. We started this project to learn more about developing a real-life product that could help many people. In our opinion, this is a great opportunity to use the knowledge acquired during our studies in a practical way. All team members have different interests and individual goals they want to achieve in this project. Our final dream is to develop a biosensor that is easy to use, affordable, works well and has the potential to help a lot of people. Besides this we hope to find a good way to make the device available to the commercial market. The challenge of SensUs 2020 is to develop a biosensor for the measurement of unbound Valproate. This is a biological drug that is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disease of the brain that affects people of all ages. Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. SensUs is a yearly international student competition on molecular biosensors for medical diagnostics and healthcare applications. Every participating team will make a biosensor for the measurement of unbound Valproate. SensUs will take place in August 2020, everyone is welcome to visit. For more information about the SensUs competition, click here.
The first meeting of our team.
We decided our assay method!