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Jie Chen, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For leadership and outstanding contributions to the design and commercialization of low-power biomedical ultrasound circuits and impedance-based microfluidic sensor chips.

Dr. Jie Chen to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Jie Chen, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Chen was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for leadership and outstanding contributions to the design and commercialization of low-power biomedical ultrasound circuits and impedance-based microfluidic sensor chips.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.

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Using a ‘lab-on-a-chip’ in the fight against COVID-19

Via Alberta Innovates | November 23, 2020

Powerhouse researchers at the University of Alberta have joined forces to develop a handheld Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) device for rapidly detecting COVID-19 antibodies. LOC technology involves the miniaturization and integration of components (e.g., sensors, a pump, a centrifuge, a microchip, etc.) into small, portable devices that can carry out laboratory tests whenever and wherever needed. Alberta researchers are at the forefront of advancing LOC technology and applying it to the detection of different diseases.

Project Title: Development and Clinical Validation of a Rapid Antibody Detection Device for COVID-19

Grant Amount: $304,200

Interdisciplinary Team:

  • Jie Chen, Faculty of Engineering
  • Jamil Kanji, Faculty of Medicine
  • David Wishart, Faculty of Science
  • Shawn Babiuk, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This project funded by Alberta Innovates is led by Prof. Jie Chen. He and his team are on track to have a device prototype ready early next year that can quantify the concentration of COVID-19 antibodies in a droplet of blood quickly and accurately… Continue reading.

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