NBMC Announces Workshop on Sensor Technology & Systems Integration for Human Performance & Health Devices

San Jose, Calif. – September 30, 2014 – The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) announces its most recent one-day workshop on the topic of Sensor Technology & Systems Integration for Human Performance & Health Devices to be held on October 17, 2014, at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  New sensor technology and how to manufacture on a flexible substrate is at the core of NBMC’s mission.  The day-long presentations, preceded by an optional tour and dinner, will reveal new findings by researchers from corporate, academic and governmental organizations and provides the opportunity to learn, share and plan for the future of sensors in our lives.


The integration and design of functional materials into useful sub-systems has become a challenge involving a myriad of advancing technologies and expertise, including, micro-fluidics, nano-bio molecular structures, advanced electronics, and many other areas of expertise.   The day will feature presentations from American Semiconductor, Binghamton University, GE Global Research, Lockheed Martin, MIT’s Chemical Engineering Department MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, MC10, Northeastern University, PARC, a Xerox Company, and UMASS Amherst.  View a detailed agenda at www.nbmcworkshop.org.

The day before the Workshop, attendees have the option to attend a tour of the George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center at Northeastern University and hear about the programs at the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nano-manufacturing which is housed at the Kostas Center.  The programs currently include:

  • Micro and nano-scale SWNT based chemical sensors
  • In-vio and in-vitro nano-bio-sensors
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensors
  • CNT architectures for high power density, high energy density Li-ion batteries
  • Flexible and transparent super capacitors using highly engineered carbon nano-cup electrodes
  • CNT superstructures for enhanced ballistic protection
  • Micro and Nano-scale nano-material-based sensors

Those whose work involves bio-medical sensors - or may in the future – are encouraged to participate in the workshop.  Register and learn more at www.nbmcworkshop.org.

Media should contact Heidi Hoffman at [email protected] to request a pass to the event.

About NBMC

NBMC brings together the leading scientists, engineers, and business development professionals from industry and universities to work collaboratively to create an integrated suite of nano-bio manufacturing technologies and transition them to production.  Initial activities focus on military priorities around physiological readiness and human performance monitoring.  Formed in April 2013 under a grant from the Air Force Research Labs to FlexTech Alliance, the initial project is focused on system development and integration for a lightweight, low-cost conformal and wearable patch that is less than $2 with an operation of 24-72 hours.  See more at www.nbmc.org or contact us at 408.577.1333.

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