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AUC students win prestigious award at SensUs 2019
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 16 - 10 - 2019

A group of students at the American University in Cairo (AUC) won the second place award in Analytical Performance at the International SensUs Biosensor 2019 Competition.
The competition took place recently at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
SensUs is an annual competition where multidisciplinary student teams develop biomedical biosensors to measure markers of diseases or therapeutic drugs in patient blood. The AUC students were the only team from Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa to be selected for participating and competing against 15 top technological universities worldwide. Two awards are presented in each of four award categories: creativity, analytical performance, translation potential, and public inspiration.
The AUC team was made up entirely of undergraduate students: Laila El-Feky, Omar El-Sayyad, Omar Khoshala, Dania Abdeldayem, and Ghada Adly from the Department of Chemistry; Asser Hangal from the Department of Computer Engineering; Habiba Tarek and Karim Rafik from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering; and Mohab Amr and Namir Elkhouly from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
This year, participants were challenged to determine levels of Adalimumab (Humira), a potent antibody which is clinically prescribed for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Each team made an oral presentation, presented a poster and submitted a complete business plan on the developed biosensor and its market translation potential. The AUC students completed this task by using their combined knowledge of chemistry, biomedical technology, electronics, communications, computer science and mechanical engineering to address this real-life global health demand. Analytical performance criteria include the ability of the developed portable biosensor to repeatedly detect very low concentrations of the target molecule (Adalimumab) in multiple blood samples. Each team was allowed a maximum of five minutes per sample to generate the result.
“It is very impressive that AUC won this award, which is the most challenging among the four awards offered in this competition,” said Hassan Azzazy, professor and chair of the chemistry department, coordinator of the biosensor grant and team mentor. “I am very impressed with the technical and soft skills of our undergraduate students, who represent several departments from the School of Sciences and Engineering.”
Azzazy, who has selected and mentored AUC teams that participated in the SensUs competitions for three consecutive years, also highlighted how such competitions exemplify the high-quality education students receive at AUC. Last year, AUC's team won first place in the Public Inspiration Award. A new team will be assembled shortly to participate in next year's competition for detection of a drug used to treat epilepsy, a neurological disorder.

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