UScience Tech Barcelona is a multiskilled team formed by five biomedical engineering students and three electrical engineering students from the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). The team is headed by Jasmina Casals.
Vancomycin, among other antibiotics, is one of the biggest threats to global health. Although antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, the misuse of antibiotics is accelerating the process. This leads to longer hospital stay, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
Our aim in the competition is to develop a precise and useful biosensor that detects the amount of vancomycin in blood while being portable and environmentally friendly.
We consider ourselves as very
positive students and thorough when it comes to develop a system. Furthermore,
we strongly believe that teamwork is key as well as communication. It is a
pleasure to take part in this competition that allow us to combine our passion
for medicine and technology.