TC24 - Chemical Measurements - Talks

IMEKO Talks on Chemical Measurements
Date: 24 June 2022

What: 45-minute Discussion Club IMEKO Talks on Chemical Measurements
Who: IMEKO TC24 “Chemical Measurements”
Name of the discussion room: Sensors and biosensors for drugs analysis

Date and time: 24 June 2022, 1 p.m. (CET)


Fee: free of charge for participants

Name and surname of the moderator:  Dr. Sonia Tanimoto      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Short description of the discussion topic:   

 The use of legal drugs has grown in recent decades, one of the consequences caused by this consumption is environmental contamination, because of this, control is necessary. There are several analytical methods for the control of environmental contaminants, however, they demand time and consumables, which often make the process more expensive. In this way, the use of alternative methods has been highlighted, among the methods, the use of sensors and biosensors has grown, mainly due to their fast response, the possibility of using in loco, without the need for pre-treatment and low cost of consumables (specific reagents and materials). Sensors and biosensors are sensitive and selective, presenting a high degree of repeatability and reproducibility. Sensors and Biosensors can be used to identify illicit drugs, identifying the presence of traces with a high degree of reliability.


Briefly about the moderator:

Sonia Tomie Tanimoto was born in 1977 in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and PhD in Analytical Chemistry, specifically in Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical, currently works at the Senai Institute of Innovation in Biotechnology as a specialist researcher. She works in the development of projects and products directed to the industry.



Important: It is not intended as education. This will be the discussion of people with a similar level of knowledge.





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