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Jeff Saven is one of several Penn researchers leading an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor that is critical in the action of painkillers and anesthetics. Receptors in these sensors produce an electrical response that can then be read out by a computer. This research shows a way to mass produce devices that could be useful in drug development and a variety of diagnostic tests.
This researdh effort is a University-wide project made possible through the Penn Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC), which brings together investigators from the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science; Arts and Sciences; and Medicine. Read more about the project here.