Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 5th International summit on Medical Biology & Bioengineering Chicago, USA.

Day 1 :

OMICS International Bioengineering 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Mahmoud F Almasri  photo
Biography:

Mahmoud Almasri received BSc and MSc degrees in physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, in 2001. He is currently an associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri. From 2001 to 2002 he was a research scientist with General Monitors, Lake Forest CA. From 2002 to 2003 he was with College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Albany, NY, as a post doctoral research associate, and from 2004 to 2005 he was with Georgia Institute of Technology as a post doctoral fellow, and a research scientist. His current research include impedance biosensors, MEMS capacitors for power harvesting, Si-Ge-O infrared material, metasurface based uncooled IR detectors, and MEMS Coulter counter for studying time sensitive cell. His research is funded by agencies such as NSF, USDA, ARO, Leonard Wood Institute, and Coulter Foundation.

Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of the food safety testing requirements for ready to eat (RTE) food, and raw (NRTE) food, and will discuss the recent impedance biosensor developments in my group for rapid and simultaneous detection of single and multi-pathogens in poultry. The device initially focuses and concentrates the bacteria into the centerline of the microchannel, and directs them toward the sensing region. The bulk media will be directed to the waste outlets through the outer channel. The bacteria will then be trapped on top of the sensing region using trapping electrodes which confine and facilitate the contact and binding of salmonella antigens with salmonella antibody immobilized on the detection electrodes. Various low concentration E.coli and Salmonella samples were tested with and without the trapping electrodes to determine the sensitivity of the biosensor. The lowest measured concentration of Salmonella cells was found to be 13 cell/ml with a detection time of 30 minutes.

 

Keynote Forum

Manh-Huong Phan

University of South Florida, USA

Keynote: Recent developments in magnetic impedance biosensors and related medical devices

Time : 10:10-10:40

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Biography:

Manh-Huong Phan has obtained a global education with BS, MS and PhD degrees in Physics from Vietnam National University (2000), Chungbuk National University – South Korea (2003), and Bristol University – United Kingdom (2006), respectively. He is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida. He has published more than 230 peer-reviewed journal papers (h-index: 37 from Google Scholar) and one text book. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Electronic Materials and the Managing Editor for the Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices.

Abstract:

Early detection of cancer cells in the body greatly increases the chances of successful treatment. While traditional methods, such as visual identification of malignant changes, cell growth analysis, specific-ligand receptor labeling, or genetic testing often require lengthy analysis, a combination of ultrasensitive magnetic field sensors with functionalized magnetic nanoparticles offers a promising approach for a highly sensitive, simple, and quick detection of cancer cells and biomolecules. In this talk, I will review recent progress in the development of magnetic impedance biosensors using nanoparticles. I will present a new approach that integrates the magneto-resistance (MR), magneto-reactance (MX), and magneto-impedance (MI) effects to develop a functional magnetic biosensor with tunable and enhanced sensitivity. The MX-based probe shows the most sensitive detection of superparamagnetic nanoparticles (~10 nm diameter) at low concentrations. A novel biosensor based on the MX effect of a soft ferromagnetic ribbon with a microhole-patterned surface has been developed, demonstrating its high capacity for the detection and quantification of anticancer drugs and proteins tagged to Fe3O4 nanoparticles, as well as Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cancer cells that have taken up Fe3O4 or MnO nanoparticles. Finite element simulation fully supports the experimental observations. Finally, novel classes of magnetic nanostructures for advanced biosensing and new exploration in medical diagnostics will be discussed.

Keynote Forum

David W Schmidtke

University of Texas, USA

Keynote: Novel redox polymer films for biosensing and biofuel cell applications

Time : 11:00-11:30

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Biography:

David W Schmidtke is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas). He has received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his Postdoctoral studies in the Institute of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UT-Dallas, he was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, and served as the Director of the University of Oklahoma Bioengineering Center. He has been a recipient of both an American Heart Association Scientist Development Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Abstract:

Molecular wiring of the redox centers of enzymes to electrode surfaces via redox polymers has attracted considerable attention due to its use in developing biosensors for metabolic monitoring of glucose in diabetes, detection of hybridization reactions in RNA and DNA assays, antigen-antibody binding in immunoassays, and in miniaturize biofuel cells. However for these devices to be useful their sensitivity and lifetime must be sufficient for them to be operated by portable low-cost electronics. This talk will describe our research on the design of a new class of redox polymers based on attaching ferrocene (Fc) redox centers to linear polyethyleneimine (LPEI). We will provide an overview of how the polymer and redox center structure affects their stability, redox potential, and ability to electrically communicate with enzyme redox centers? We will discuss, how these novel redox polymers can electrically communicate with the redox centers of a variety of enzymes (e.g. glucose oxidase, horseradish peroxidase, fructose dehydrogenase) and generate bioelectrocatalytic current densities >1 mA/cm2? Finally, we will discuss how these redox polymers can be combined with the unique properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) for both biosensing and enzymatic biofuel cell applications?

Keynote Forum

Yingxu Wang

University of Calgary, Canada

Keynote: From bioengineering and cognitive engineering to brain inspired systems

Time : 11:30-12:00

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Biography:

Yingxu Wang is a Professor of Cognitive Informatics, Brain Science, Software Science, and Denotational Mathematics. He is President of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing. He is a Fellow of ICIC, a Fellow of WIF (UK), a P.Eng of Canada, and a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Nottingham Trent University in 1998 and has been a full Professor since 1994. He is the Founder and Steering Committee Chair of the annual IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) since 2002.

Abstract:

The ultimate universe of discourse of the natural world can be perceived as a parallel dual encompassing the concrete and abstract worlds. The former is studied at the chemical, physical, biological, physiological, brain, and sociological layers. However, the latter is studied at data, information, knowledge and intelligence layers underpinned by mathematics as the general abstract science. Bioengineering is a trans-biological-and-engineering filed that solves organic, life, body and brain problems as well as medical, agricultural and socioeconomical applications at the molecular, gene and neural levels. Cognitive engineering is an adjacent layer beyond bioengineering that study cognitive and brain-inspired systems based on cognitive and intelligence sciences. Both biological and cognitive engineering leads to brain-inspired systems and AI applications which are bioengineered and cognitively implemented mimicking the brain and the natural intelligence. Latest basic studies reveal that novel solutions to fundamental AI problems are deeply rooted in both the understanding of the natural intelligence and its biological and cognitive mechanisms. Theoretical and methodological breakthroughs in biological and cognitive engineering enable a wide range of novel applications in life science and AI. This keynote lecture will present some of the recent bioengineered and cognitive engineered systems such as cognitive sensors, cognitive neural networks, cognitive robots, brain-inspired systems, cognitive learning engines, cognitive knowledge bases, and applied cognitive systems.

 

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Biography:

Gary L Bowlin is a Professor and Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence at The University of Memphis in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Akron in 1996. His laboratory has published extensively in the area of electrospinning for tissue regeneration templates with over 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Google Scholar data shows his group’s published works have been cited over 16,600 times, resulting in an H-index of 54. He has also been granted 12 US patents and over 35 foreign patents and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

 

Abstract:

Neutrophils, the innate immune response sentinels that predominate during the first hours of the inflammatory response associated with a biomaterial implant, are short-lived, suicidal killers that have minimal impact compared to subsequent, more widely studied cell types (i.e. macrophages). This perpetuated belief continues despite considerable recent progress in defining the neutrophil functions and behaviors in tissue repair. This presentation will provide an overview of the neutrophil's numerous, important roles in both inflammation and resolution, and subsequently, their potential critical role in biomaterial/tissue regeneration template integration. As it stands, neutrophils function in three primary capacities: Generation of oxidative bursts, the release of granules, and formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). These highly orchestrating functions enable neutrophil involvement in inflammation, macrophage recruitment, and macrophage differentiation, resolution of inflammation, angiogenesis, pro- and anti-tumor roles, and immune system activation. Germane to this presentation is the fact that neutrophils exhibit great plasticity to adapt to their tissue microenvironments, thus allowing for the engineering of biomaterial composition and architecture to potentially influence neutrophil behavior following the biomaterial-neutrophil acute confrontation. While much remains unknown with regards to the neutrophil’s overall role in the tissue integration of biomaterials, this presentation will serve to highlight the neutrophil's plasticity, reiterating that neutrophils are not just simple suicidal killers, but key players in inflammation, resolution, and tissue regeneration.

Keynote Forum

Urmila M Diwekar

Vishwamitra Research Institute, USA

Keynote: From particulate processes to in vitro fertilization modeling and optimization

Time : 13:15-13:45

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Biography:

Urmila M Diwekar is the President and Founder of the Vishwamitra Research Institute, a non-profit research organization. From 2002-2004, she was a full Professor in the Departments of Bio, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering and the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She was the first woman full Professor in the history of UIC's Department of Chemical Engineering. From 1991-2002 she was on the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with early promotions to both the Associate and Full Professor levels. In Chemical Engineering, she has worked extensively in the areas of simulation, design, optimization, control, stochastic modeling, and synthesis of chemical processes.

Abstract:

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a treatment process for infertility by which oocytes or egg cells are fertilized by a sperm outside the body in a laboratory simulating the similar conditions in the body, and then the fertilized eggs are implanted back into the uterus for full term completion of pregnancy. IVF is divided into four stages, namely: Superovulation, egg collection, insemination/fertilization, and embryo transfer. Superovulation is an important step in IVF and involves the production of multiple eggs using drug induced simulation. In normal female body only one egg is ovulated per menstrual cycle, but with the use of fertility drugs and hormones, a number of follicles (eggs) can be produced per cycle. This involves daily injections of drugs/hormones and daily monitoring of number and size of eggs produced. The success of IVF depends on the quality and quantity of eggs produced in the superovulation stage. The drug delivery per day depends upon the distribution of egg size obtained previous day. Hence close monitoring is involved. The cost of drugs and monitoring makes this stage very expensive stage in the IVF cycle. Particulate processes like crystallization are well-understood phenomena which involve models of particle size distribution. In this work, we use the analogy between particulate processes like crystallization to derive customized models for IVF patients. The first two days of follicle distributions for each patient are used to develop the model for the effect of hormones on the size distribution as the treatment progresses. Optimal control theory then is applied to find optimal dosage of hormones for each patient. It has been shown in our theoretical analysis and preliminary clinical trials in India that this approach reduces daily monitoring to a minimum. This approach also reduces the total drugs given to patient significantly with better outcomes of superovulation stage. In future, we will be conducting a large scale clinical trial with this approach in the United States. This new way of modeling biomedical processes with size distribution can be applied to other diseases like Cancer treatment.

  • Biomedical engineering | Cell&Tissue engineering | Bioinformatics | Biophysics | Bio-systems engineering| Biosensors | Bioelectronics | Types of Biosensors | Biosensing Technologies | Nanotechnology in Biosensors | Enzymatic Biosensors | Environmental Biosensors.
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Chair

Mahmoud F Almasri.

University of Missouri USA.

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Manh-Huong Phan

University of South Florida, USA

Session Introduction

Thanh Duc Nguyen

University of Connecticut, USA

Title: Novel processing of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers at small scales for medical applications

Time : 13:45-14:10

Speaker
Biography:

Thanh Duc Nguyen has joined the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at UConn at the beginning of 2016. His research is highly interdisciplinary and at the interface of biomedicine, materials and nano/micro technology. He did his Post-doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Robert Langer at MIT. His Post-doctoral research involved developing a platform technology which can create 3-dimensional microstructures of biomaterials, such as biodegradable and FDA-approved polymers for applications in vaccine/drug delivery and medical implants. In 2013, he obtained his PhD from Princeton University in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. There, he worked with Dr. Michael McAlpine to develop the field of biointerfaced nanopiezoelectrics, which aims to create advanced electromechanical materials/devices at nanoscales that can interface with biological cells/tissues for applications in harvesting, sensing and engineering cellular mechanics. His work has been published in prestigious journals and highlighted in major media such as The New York Times and Nature.

Abstract:

Biodegradable polymers have a significant impact to medical field. The polymers have been extensively used for medical sutures, tissue engineering scaffolds and drug carriers. In this talk, I will present two researches which aim to further fabricate and process the polymers at small scales, enabling their special functions for use in important medical devices. The first part of this talk will be focused on a novel manufacturing technology, which allows creating versatile 3D microstructures of biodegradable polymers for vaccine/drug delivery. The second part of this talk will be emphasized on a novel approach, which enables the polymers to be electromechanically-active for use in an implanted biodegradable force-sensor, which could measure tiny vital bio-physiological forces such as trans-diaphragmatic/trans-pulmonary pressures. The presented works, while significantly enhancing functionality and usefulness of the polymers, do not compromise their excellent biodegradability and biocompatibility for medical use. We anticipate many other applications in health monitoring, drug delivering, tissue engineering etc. will be generated from the presented technology and method.

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Biography:

Zifeng Yang has completed his PhD and Post-doctoral studies from Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is an Assistant Professor at Wright State University. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Coastal Life Medicine.

Abstract:

Intravascular blood velocity map can be obtained by applying optical flow method (OFM) in processing fluoroscopic digital subtracted catheter angiographic images, however, there are still challenges with the accuracy of results from OFM. In the present study, an improved OFM, in which a non-zero divergence of velocity is assumed due to the finite resolution of the image, was explored and applied to the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) x-ray images. The objective of the present study is to examine the applicability and accuracy of the divergence-compensatory optical flow method (DC-OFM) in assessing the velocity of blood flow in vessels. First, an Oseen vortex flow was simulated on the standard particle image to generate an image pair. Then, the DC-OFM was utilized to recover the velocity field for validation from the particle image pair. Second, DSA images of intracranial arteries were used to examine the accuracy of the current method. For each set of images, the first image is the in vivo DSA image, and the second image is generated by superimposing a given flow field. The recovered velocity map from the DC-OFM agrees well with the exact velocity distribution for both the particle images and angiographic images. In comparison with traditional OFM, the present method can provide much more accurate velocity estimation. It is also found that the accuracy of the velocity estimation can also be improved by implementing pre-process techniques including image intensification, Gaussian filter and “image -shift”.

Janet Roveda

University of Arizona, USA

Title: Sleep apnea prognosis for pediatric applications

Time : 14:35-15:00

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Biography:

Janet Roveda is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and 2000, respectively. She was a recipient of the NSF Career Award and the Presidential Early Achievement Award for Science and Engineering at White House in 2005 and 2006, respectively. She was the recipient of the 2017 Da Vinci Fellow at the College of Engineering, Univ. of Arizona, the 2008 R Newton Graduate Research Award from the EDA community, the 2007 USS University of Arizona Outstanding Achievement Award. She has over 120 publications.

Abstract:

This children and adult sleep apnea prognosis system employs an IoT application portal, to perform sleep apnea prognosis, to help with sleep apnea diagnosis, to monitor sleep apnea treatment, and to offer personal health education. The core component of the system is a set of machine learning algorithms. Our system allows a couple of low cost sleep apnea devices to reach high accurate sleep apnea monitoring/diagnosis/prognosis results, although we use high end devices such Phillips’ products in the development of our prototype system. We also plan to develop wearable sensors, such as pulse oximeter pulse oximeters, electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors, and electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors to work with our system and to provide optimal care and cost balance. Comparing with other sleep apnea questionnaires, our new system provides personalized questionnaires. The backend data mining program monitors patients’ responses and adjust the contents of the questionnaires in real time. One key application of our new system is pediatric sleep apnea. Most sleep care products are currently focused only on adults. However, sleep apnea also has serious impacts on children's brain development. At least 2% of children have sleep apnea in the US. Most parents, however, never realize that their children have sleep apnea. Compared with adults, children in general have higher oxygen saturation levels, faster heart beats, and very different physiological measurements that change as they age. Sleep apnea among children requires a different set of indexes and thresholds in terms of measurements. With a different set of parameters, features and indices, specifically designed for the pediatric sleep apnea application, our tools can provide accurate diagnosis for children with apnea, and stimulate their patients to seek medical care. Our system employs 3D simulation to monitor sleep quality and apnea treatment results, with real time feedback from treatment devices. Coupled with physiological sensors, the new system can improve the dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) by using reinforcement learning algorithms.

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Richa Kothari has completed his MPhil and PhD (2005) in the Field of Energy and Environment from Devi Ahilya Unversity, Indore, India. She is working as an Assistant Professor (2008) and Deputy Co-ordinator for MSc -Energy and Environment at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, UP, India. Presently, she is a WARI Fellow, (Department of Biochemistry and Department of Civil Engineering), Robert B Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln,NE, USA under Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. She has published more that 50 papers in reputed journals and book chapters. She has guided research and post-graduate students and has published two books. She has been serving as an Editotrial Board Member of repute in her field.

Abstract:

Harvesting of Chlorella sp. with low-cost bio-flocculant: An approach for clean environment with bioprocess engineering (H-LCBF): In order to use microalgae as a feedstock for biofuels and other bioproducts, optimal conditions must be established for harvesting following growth. Prior to downstream bio-processing including cell disruption, oil extraction and trans-esterification for biodiesel production, the microalga must be harvested, dewatered and dried. The common harvesting methods include chemical flocculation, centrifugation, and pressurized filtration. The application of chemical flocculants is problematic with the algal cell surfaces requiring long incubation times following cell growth that result in increased costs. Various process parameters i.e. pH, temperature, contact time, flocculent dose, mixing rate, ionic strength, and settling time etc. are act an influencing ones during biomass harvesting. To overcome these barriers, the development of a bio-flocculant and its engineering chemistry (zeta () potential) for harvesting algae was the key objective in this experimental study. Egg-shell materials were developed as an effective bio-flocculant for harvesting different Chlorella sp. Various concentrations of this material (0-100 mg/L) along with differences in contact times (0-50 minutes) were employed to analyze harvesting efficiency. It was found that maximal harvesting (95.6%) was achieved with 100 mg/L of the egg-shell bio-flocculant. Using 100 mg egg-shell bio-flocculant/L,  potential analyses were completed to further understand the chemistry leading to maximized harvesting efficiency over a range of pH (2, 4, 8, and 10). These studied defined the influence of pH and in particular demonstrated that maximal harvesting efficiency (99%) was accomplished at a pH of 4. Collectively, these studies found key relationships between the  potential and pH that positively impact harvesting efficiency as the first step in bio-processing, which is seen as a boon for a sustainable biofuel economy.

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Jae-Hyung Jang has completed his PhD from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and performed Post-doctoral works at University of California, Berkeley. He is an Associate Professor of Yonsei University, and he has been working on the development of adeno-associated virus-mediated gene delivery tools and biomaterial systems that can be applied for cell delivery vehicles or 3D scaffolds.

 

Abstract:

Spatial networks of natural extracellular matrix (ECM) fibers are closely related to tissue/organ phenotypes, cellular differentiation and proliferation, soluble factor secretion, and other important biochemical signaling processes. Therefore, the ECM plays key roles in regulating numerous important biological events in the body. Thus, strategies for mimicking the fibrous morphology of the natural ECM can serve as a valuable platform for creating a favorable environment or for constructing an infrastructure that effectively manipulates cellular behaviors. Electrospinning is a representative methodology that can be used to artificially construct fibrous networks; the resulting electrospun fibrous constructs have served as powerful templates in many biomedical fields (e.g., tissue engineering, drug delivery, gene delivery, and cell therapy) to complement the key functions of the natural ECM. Therefore, several high-impact studies have proposed smart technologies that significantly improved the technical aspects of electrospun fibers; such novel structures include hierarchical fibrous structures, three-dimensional fluffy fibrous sponges, spatially patterned fibrous matrices, and multi-layered fibrous constructs. Several powerful electrospun fibrous scaffolds that can be used as delivery vehicles for carrying therapeutic genes or cells will be discussed in this presentation.

Meenakshi Singh

Banaras Hindu University, India

Title: Epitope-imprinted polymers for diagnostics

Time : 15:45-16:10

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Biography:

Meenakshi Singh received her PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in 1995. She has joined as Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, MMV, Banaras Hindu University in 2005, later on as Associate Professor in 2012. Her research interests include polyelectrolytes, hydrogels and organogels, molecular imprinting (MIP) and MIP sensors. She is experienced in designing the novel polymeric formats for crafting molecular recognition elements to device sensors for biomolecules/drugs using molecular imprinting. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed reputed international journals and supervised few PhD and Master’s students in the field of Analytical Chemistry.

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Epitope sequences are unique combination of amino acids sequence positioned on exposed domains of proteins. Molecular imprinting is a promising technique for creating molecular receptors with recognition and binding sites that are chemically and sterically complementary in shape, size and functionality to the predetermined target molecules in synthetic polymer. This approach creates template-shaped cavities in polymer matrices with memory of template molecules to be used in molecular recognition. Imprinting whole protein denatures the tertiary and quaternary structures of protein in the polymer matrix and complexity and flexibility of its structure cannot be sustained in the polymer matrix. Epitope approach offers a way out of such snags. The epitope-imprinted film revealed high selectivity over the target protein and allow tolerance for even a single amino acid mismatch between the epitope and target protein. Bioinformatics tools were adapted to search epitope sequences of Neisseria meningitides, a human-specific bacterial pathogen which causes bacterial meningitis by invading the meninges of central nervous system. High mortality rate associated with the disease therefore requires proper medical diagnosis and early treatment. Diagnosing bacterial meningitis is currently cumbersome and involves isolating the bacteria from sterile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through lumbar puncture followed by observing presence of meningococci under microscope by a neurologist. T-cell epitopes from outer membrane proteins Por B present on the exposed surface of immunogenic loops of Class 3 OMP allele of N. Meningitides as well as another epitope sequence identified from N. meningitides iron acquisition protein viz. an iron regulated outer membrane protein frpB. These epitopes are used for designing a diagnostic tool via molecularly imprinted piezoelectric sensor (MIP-QCM) for N. meningitides strain MC58. The epitope can be simultaneously bound to functional monomer and fitted into the shape-selective cavities. On extraction of epitope sequence from thus grafted polymeric film, shape-selective and sensitive sites were generated on EQCM crystal i.e known as epitope imprinted polymers (EIPs). Imprinting was characterized by atomic force microscopy images. The epitope-imprinted sensor was able to selectively bind Neisseria meningitides proteins present in blood serum of patients suffering from brain fever. Thus fabricated sensors can be used as a diagnostic tool for meningitis disease.