Academic exchange: new developments in liquid crystal biosensor technology

Source: College of Biomedical Engineering

Published on 2020-02-21

Assistant Professor Yu-Cheng Hsiao , College of Biomedical Engineering, studies optoelectronics, materials science and medical treatments, specifically high-sensitivity liquid crystal components used in biomedical, cancer and environmental detection.


Assistant Professor Yu-Cheng Hsiao, College of Biomedical Engineering

By constructing a large database uniting these fields, this TMU faculty member helps analyze hardware and software to build Taiwan’s competitive edge as a producer of liquid crystal panels for new biomedical, cancer and environmental applications. Partnering with Professor Victor Yakovlevich Zyryanov at the Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor Kun-Lin Yung at National University of Singapore, this research has accumulated patents and publications concerning spectrum analysis of cholestric liquid crystal and quantitation of photoelectrical properties of high birefringence nematic liquid crystals to enable liquid crystal biosensor analysis. The project seeks to apply this technology to immunological detection of cancer biomarkers and environmental detection, thus raising the value of liquid crystal biosensors in environmental engineering and clinical applications.

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Liquid crystal biosensor technology is still in its infant stages, and Dr. Hsiao’s high-sensitivity, high-precision, multi-channel immunological detection technology shows great promise in replacing marker-based immunological analysis. These biomedical applications can help Taiwan’s liquid crystal display technology reach new industries and markets.

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