TRENDS & TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING HEALTH AT THE POINT-OF-CARE WITH A FOCUS ON UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
Speaker: Prof. Gerard Cote,Texas A&M Regents Professor
Gerard L. Coté is an expert in biomedical sensing for diagnostic and monitoring applications. His focus is developing innovative hand-held and wearable point-of-care technologies and systems for a variety of chronic and infectious diseases using optics, electronics, microfluidics, paper fluidics, nanoparticles, and assays. Current and previous applications include glucose sensing methods for diabetes management, point-of-care detection of cardiac biomarkers, salivary biomarkers for diagnosing oral cancer detection, detection of infectious disease such as malaria at the point-of-care, and detection of toxicants such as BPA and PCBs in blood. His recent focus has been the development of wearable and hand-held medical devices for underserved populations. He has coauthored over 450 publications, proceedings, invited talks and abstracts. He is an entrepreneur, holds several U.S. patents, and has co-founded three medical device companies namely; BioTex, BasePair BioTechnologies, and Visualase (acquired by Medtronic in 2014). Coté is a Fellow of five organizations including; the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, SPIE, BMES, and AIMBE. He is also the recipient of several awards including the IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, University of Connecticut School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award for Graduate Mentoring, Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, and Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching all from the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.