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04-11-2012

"Biosensors in Everyday Life" at Clarkson University Science Cafe April 18

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“Biosensors in Everyday Life” will be discussed by Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Silvana Andreescu at the next Clarkson University Science Café at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room, 2 Park St. in Potsdam, on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:15 p.m.

Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Silvana Andreescu The glucose meter, used to monitor sugar in your blood, is a well-known example of biosensor technology that is used in everyday life. Biosensors, in general, integrate bioactive materials with an electronic component to detect various substances, and they are important in a number of practical applications.

Andreescu will survey the exciting, modern technology and design of biosensors and will discuss examples of their application in health care, food and environmental monitoring.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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