IMOMEC (institute for material research in Microelectronics) is an associated lab of IMEC (Interuniversity Micro Electronics Centre, Leuven). IMOMEC has an integrated and intensive collaboration with IMO, the research center of Hasselt University. Imec performs leading research in Nano electronics. Imec combines its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of worldwide partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy.
The joint activities of IMO-IMOMEC concentrate on wide band gap materials, organic materials for electronic applications, biosensors, nanophysics and electrical, physical and chemical characterization.
Within the field of biosensor research, IMOMEC has a profound track record. Research groups within IMOMEC have demonstrated the ability to selectively and specifically trace small molecules in different matrices such as urine, saliva, bowel fluids, blood plasma, blood… Furthermore, with similar techniques they also demonstrated SNP detection with DNA functionalized electrodes which led to the identification of cells. The institute is also owner of several patents within the field.
Biosensor development is one of the spearheads of the institute. The institute has a leading role in the development of sensors based on a heat-transmission method of impedance spectroscopy. Within this project the obtained expertise can be used and expanded to bring a technology on the market that proved its use in a lab setting.
IMOMEC already participated in different interreg projects such as BioMiMedics, Organext and NanosensEU. Therefore, IMOMEC has the appropriate expertise on the level of managing and organizing European co-financing projects.