We propose a millimeter-scale, programmable cellular-synthetic hybrid sensor node capable of sensing and response in aqueous environments. This will be the first demonstration of a millimeter-scale synthetic autonomous multi-cellular hybrid with organic and man-made components. We have successfully developed a miniaturized bioelectronic sensing system (BESSY) including a centimeter-scale, two-channel, three-electrode potentiostat and a custom-fabricated, submersible, self-contained miniaturized reactor (m-reactor). The BESSY is capable of in-situ sensing of specific chemicals among environmental perturbations using differential current measurement.
Project end date: 06/01/18