Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

IBST is an initiative of UWE, Bristol

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    Events : 2019

  • 31 January: Innovations for a long and healthy life. University of Plymouth
  • 4 March: NIHR Roadshow for Medical/Digital Health Technology SMEs. Venue: ECC, UWE Bristol Details:
  • 15 May: Bristol Patient Safety Conference. Venue Engineers House, Bristol.   Details:
  • 16-19 June: 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.





Welcome to the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies.

The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), the first of its type in the UK, aims to develop academic/industrial partnerships to address the technological challenges posed by each of these sectors - from the development of novel technology for detection and measurement of biological systems to the integration of biological systems into novel sensing technology.
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Medilink South West is the industry network for life science and healthcare sectors in the South West.

The Medilink SW Healthcare Business Awards 2019 will take place on Thursday, 28 March 2019 in Exeter (venue to be confirmed). All winners from the Regional Awards will go forward for the National Awards on 15 May 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

The categories for the South West Awards are as follows:

Start Up Award
Innovation Award
Partnership with the NHS
Outstanding Achievement Award
Export Award


Details on how to nominate and register for the event will follow shortly.

The 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology
16-19June 2019 | Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the success of the first 5 conferences, the 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology will continue to bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology for bio-sensing applications. This year the conference will have one theme dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things and a post conference meeting with a particular focus on applications addressing challenges in telehealth and diagnostics.

For information on speakers and the programme please go to:

Dr Martina Piano and Dr Kevin Honeychurch are Guest Editors for the journal Biosensors for an upcoming special issue focused on “Electrochemical (Bio)sensors for Environmental and Food Analyses”.  More details can be found at:

Dr Kevin Honeychurch is presently acting as editor for the forthcoming second edition of the book: “Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications” Elsevier