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The Palumbo Charitable Trust awards Erica Forzani $50,000

April 23, 2021

The Palumbo Charitable Trust awarded Erica Forzani $50,000 to pursue “A novel contactless system to monitor energy balance and physical fitness under free-living conditions.” The grant will aid Forzani’s research of obesity and underweight problems that cause health struggles for so many individuals. Forzani, an associate professor in Biodesign’s Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, and her team will focus on analyzing the effect of exercise and physical fitness on resting and...

ASU is among the leaders in patents granted, startups launched

April 9, 2021

Arizona State University, through Skysong Innovations, continues to achieve high rankings in technology transfer metrics. The latest read on this comes from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). According to AUTM’s most recent survey (fiscal year 2019), ASU was fourth in patents granted, fourth in startup companies launched and third in inventions disclosed when compared with other universities without a medical school.  The AUTM report is an annual survey of the...

National Academy of Inventors elevates Forzani to senior member

March 5, 2021

Erica Forzani helped bring the world the first mobile device capable of detecting inflammatory biomarkers for asthma and the first point-of-care mobile sensor for real-time detection of carbon dioxide. A faculty member in the Biodesign Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, Forzani also had a leading role in developing the first mobile metabolic rate tracker and a device for detection of ammonia in biological fluids to diagnose problems related to urea metabolism, liver disease and...

ASU start-up wins Arizona Innovation Challenge

January 24, 2019

Breezing, a spin-out company that was the result of discoveries made at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, was recently named an Arizona Innovation Challenge winner by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The start-up, founded by NJ Tao, director of the Biodesign Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, and Erica Forzani, a researcher in the center and an associate professor at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has developed a wearable device that offers precise...

Mobile Chemical Sensors Based on Nanomaterials, Bridging the Gap from the Lab to Real World

January 28, 2016

Erica Forzani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biodesign Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors The ASU School of Molecular Sciences is presenting this seminar. >> More information

Flinn Foundation grants unite leading-edge science and clinical practice

October 15, 2013

  In its quest to advance bioscience research in Arizona, the Flinn Foundation recently awarded five new grants to the state’s three public universities, totaling $800,000. Arizona State University is the recipient of two such grants, for collaborative projects with clinical partners.  In the first project, Erica Forzani, and Nongjian “NJ” Tao from ASU’s Biodesign Institute will partner with Dr. Craig Stump of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson...

ASU spin-off launches world's first portable metabolism tracker

January 24, 2013

Breezing, a new startup based on technology developed by researchers at Arizona State University, is offering the world’s first portable device that can track an individual’s metabolism and use that information to provide diet and exercise recommendations for maintaining or reaching a healthy weight. “The market is full of devices that help people track their exercise routines, such as miles ran or walked, but this is the first portable device that lets people track the most important...