Semiconductors in Personalised Medicine

A special supplement to Electronics Letters that reflects on the growth of semiconductors as the enabling technology to help with some of the global healthcare challenges that we face today.


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Guest Editors: Chris Toumazou and Pantelis Georgiou, Imperial College London.


Access this special supplement through the IET Digital Library [opens in new window].






Professor Piet Bergveld 40 years of ISFET technology: From neuronal sensing to DNA sequencing. 

Going right back to the beginning, we are delighted to present an exclusive feature interview with Professor Piet Bergveld, the inventor of the ISFET, in which he looks back over his life and career, describes the moment at which he came up with the idea of combining electronics and biochemistry, and the challenges that he faced with the early development of his biomedical devices.



Top view of Al pads We also present invited contributions from leading researchers that span the spectrum of this fast-moving field, from wireless technology to chemical sensing technology for healthcare. Each paper is introduced with an interview from the author to give some insight into their motivations and interests, and what they see as the biggest challenges in their field.  



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Winner of the iPad2 on offer to respondents of our recent survey: Dr Stuart Lansley, New Zealand. 
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