SEMINAR: Wearable Microfluidic Sensors for Sweat Capture and Analysis, Dr. Alexander J. Aranyosi, Wed., Oct. 13, 2021, 15:45, in Person and Zoom simultaneously
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Within the department's seminar series of 2021-2022 Fall Term, Dr. Alexander J. Aranyosi from Epicure Biosystems will make a talk titled "Wearable microfluidic Sensors for Sweat Capture and Analysis".

Seminar Date : Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Seminar Time : 15:45 (Turkey local time)
Seminar Place : in person and Zoom
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In this seminar, Dr. Aranyosi will discuss the development of the Gx Sweat Patch, the result of a years-long collaboration between Epicore Biosystems and PepsiCo. The patch, intended to be worn while exercising, has microfluidic channels that measure the production rate and salinity of the wearer’s sweat. A companion app scans the patch to estimate the wearer’s overall water and salt losses. In this seminar Dr. Aranyosi will discuss the development of the Gx Patch from genesis to product launch as viewed from design, engineering, physiology, clinical testing, user experience, and manufacturing standpoints.

Dr. A.J. Aranyosi received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 2002. After graduating he was a Research Scientist at MIT for several years where he advanced our understanding of cochlear mechanics through experimental and computational research. His accomplishments include developing new imaging methods to measure how the inner ear responds to sound, and uncovering the role that an enigmatic gel plays in our sense of hearing.

From 2008-2014 he helped manage the BioMEMS Resource Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. In that role he performed basic and applied research into the assembly and use of microfluidic devices to diagnose and treat human disease. While there he developed the first system to allow independent control of the spatial and temporal gradients of chemicals around a migrating cell.

From 2014-2017 he was part of MC10 Inc., a company developing wearable devices for research and medical applications. His contributions include developing a portable, self-contained system to measure several micronutrients from 1-2 drops of blood, integrating novel thin-film batteries with circuits to make truly flexible wearable devices, and using at-home wearables to reveal that people with Huntington’s disease spend excessive amounts of time lying down.

Since 2017 he has been a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Epicore Biosystems, a company pioneering the use of sweat as a biomarker to provide personalized hydration, metabolism, and skin care recommendations through non-invasive measurements.