"Team InSilixa" is a multidisciplinary, highly-motivated and highly technical group of individuals with diverse backgrounds focusing on developing a hand-held and fully-integrated point-of-care (PoC) DNA-based diagnostic tool. The members of our team are part of InSilixa, Inc., a one-year-old startup company located in Sunnyvale, CA. We are entering this competition since we believe that our company's first product perfectly matches both the application domain as well as the technology ecosystem that Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is targeting.
Given the nature of our product, and the fact that as a semiconductor platform it has great synergy as well as compatibility with the "digital world," InSilixa's participation in this competition is imperative.
About Team Leader
Arjang Hassibi is the Founder and CEO of InSilixa Inc., a start-up company in Sunnyvale, CA which is developing a new breed of semiconductor-integrated biochip technologies for the next generation of point-of-care (PoC) molecular diagnostics devices. He has more than 15 years of R&D experience in biosensors and bioelectronics, biomedical electronics, and analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits design.
Arjang received his B.S. degree with the highest honors from the University of Tehran, Iran in 1997 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From March 2005 to August 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Caltech.