Catching disease early with microtechnology

Posted on January 06, 2020


Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. Improvement in cancer treatments is dramatically improving survival rates; however, early detection is also critical to treating this disease. Carlos Escobedo’s research in microsystems and microstructures is offering new hope through novel technologies that can provide early diagnoses for a number of cancers as well as other pathogens that have a significant impact on the lives of Canadians.

A Queen’s faculty member since 2013, Dr. Escobedo also has several years of industry experience as a manager of the mechanical engineering division at Mexico’s Innovamedica R&D, where he was part of the team that developed the first Mexican artificial heart. His current research is focused on working with sensors to detect diseases, including cancer and pathogenic infections, at the early stages.

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