Principal Investigator: Prof. Gianluca Setti

Poster Presenter: Selma Amara


Let's SPIN our HEALTH from DOWN to UP !




Spintronic devices have shown great potential for applications in the field of smart health. Spintronics, also known as spin electronics or spin transport electronics, utilizes the intrinsic spin of electrons in addition to their charge for information processing and storage. This unique property of electrons opens up new possibilities for developing advanced devices with enhanced functionalities. In the context of smart health, spintronic devices can offer several advantages. One area of interest is the development of spintronic sensors for biomedical applications. These sensors can detect and measure various biological parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, and biomarkers, with high sensitivity and accuracy. By leveraging the spin-dependent properties of materials, spintronic sensors can provide real-time monitoring capabilities and enable the creation of wearable or implantable devices for continuous health monitoring. Another application of spintronic devices in smart health is in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Spintronic materials and components can enhance the performance of MRI systems by improving the sensitivity and resolution of the images. This can lead to more accurate diagnoses and better treatment planning for various medical conditions. Furthermore, spintronic devices can be used in drug delivery systems. By incorporating magnetic nanoparticles into drug carriers, spintronic technology enables targeted and controlled drug release. External magnetic fields can be used to guide and direct the drug carriers to specific sites within the body, enhancing the effectiveness of therapies while minimizing side effects. Another important application of spintronic devices in smart health is magnetic-labeled cells counting and sorting. Spintronic-based techniques can be utilized to label cells with magnetic nanoparticles, allowing for efficient manipulation and detection of these labeled cells. Spintronic devices, such as magnetic sensors and spin valves, can be employed to detect the presence and quantity of magnetic-labeled cells. These devices can sense the magnetic fields generated by the labeled cells and provide real-time information about their concentration. This capability is particularly valuable in medical diagnostics, where precise counting of specific cells, such as circulating tumor cells of immune cells, can provide crucial insights into disease progression, treatment response, and overall patient health. In addition to counting, spintronic devices can also facilitate the sorting and separation of magnetic-labeled cells. By utilizing magnetic fields generated by spintronic components, it becomes possible to manipulate and direct the movement of labeled cells. This enables the isolation of specific cell populations for further analysis, such as genetic profiling or drug testing, leading to more targeted and personalized medical interventions. The integration of spintronic-based technologies for magnetic-labeled cell counting and sorting holds great promise in various areas of healthcare, including cancer research, regenerative medicine, and diagnostics. These devices offer enhanced sensitivity, accuracy, and efficiency compared to traditional methods, enabling researchers and clinicians to gain deeper insights into cellular dynamics and develop more effective therapeutic strategies. By harnessing the power of spintronics, magnetic-labeled cell counting and sorting techniques can revolutionize the field of smart health, advancing our understanding of diseases and facilitating personalized treatments tailored to individual patients. In summary, spintronic devices offer exciting possibilities for enhancing smart health applications. Their unique properties and capabilities make them promising candidates for advanced sensors, imaging technologies, and targeted drug delivery systems. Continued research and development in this field can pave the way for innovative solutions that improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life.