Organic Bioelectronic devices are capable of ultra-high sensitivity and stable low-voltage operations. Their interactions with the living matter can be tailored by design, and they can be manufactured into flexible biocompatible plastic foils. All these reasons make them extremely attractive tools for investigating biologically-relevant scenarios and for providing solutions to a variety of medical problems, from label-free diagnostics at point of care, to minimally invasive implant for neural recordings and stimulation, to device-assisted loco-regional treatments.
The mission of BORGES is to form young professionals that will be able to operate into this highly interdisciplinary field, where proficiency in chemistry, materials science and technology, solid state physics, biochemistry, engineering, and to some extent in pathology and immunology is needed. A BORGES ESR will acquire holistic, interdisciplinary training on how to design, develop, and validate sensing solutions using organic bioelectronics platforms.
The BORGES network is composed by 12 beneficiaries and one partner organisation; it includes 4 non-academic beneficiaries, and research centres with a clear industrial drive. Although belonging to very diverse scientific areas and sectors, have a strong interest in working in synergy to ensure a truly multisectorial environment.