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FP7 Viamos

VIAMOS

Project reference: 318542
Funded under

Vertically integrated Array-type Mirau-based OCT System for early diagnostics of skin cancer

From 2012-10-01 to 2016-05-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 464 090

EU contribution:

EUR 3 400 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. Its early diagnosis is essential since it can be treated more effectively when detected earlier. Visual inspection followed by histological examination is, still today, the gold standard for clinicians. However, a large number of unnecessary surgical procedures are still performed.
New diagnostics aids are emerging including the recent techniques of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which permits non-invasive 3D optical biopsies of skin, improving patient’s quality of life. Nevertheless, the existing bulk systems are expensive, only affordable at the Hospital and thus, not sufficiently used by physicians or dermatologists as an early diagnosis tool.
The goal of VIAMOS is to benefit from advanced MOEMS technologies, enabling a new generation of miniature instruments. The challenge is to provide handheld, low-cost, fully parallel spectral domain miniature OCT devices (10x cheaper, 150x smaller), adapted for early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies. VIAMOS will lean on the experience and results fostered from a previous European collaborative project, diffusing the technology to medical diagnostic applications. The consequence will be a significant upgrade adding new features such as heterodyne detection and integrated swept source.
Thanks to its ability to deliver high-resolution 3D topography of skin with multifunctional modules (e.g. polarization sensitive cartography), VIAMOS will propose an OCT microsystem able to revolutionize the field of microscopes for dermatology imaging.
To match these objectives, VIAMOS brings together an experienced consortium made of 2 academic institutions (Université de Franche-Comté, University of Stuttgart), 3 research institutes (VTT of Finland, Fraunhofer Institute ENAS, CSEM) and 2 industrials (DermoScan GmbH, Statice SAS), covering MEMS & MOEMS, photonics & OCT, microscopy, system integration and dermatology. A unique team of transverse expertise is gathered in VIAMOS to design and demonstrate a miniature solution for in vivo 3D skin imaging to further address the early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies that will potentially benefit millions of people worldwide.

Objective

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. Its early diagnosis is essential since it can be treated more effectively when detected earlier. New diagnostics aids are emerging including the recent techniques of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which permits non-invasive 3D optical biopsies of skin, improving patient's quality of life. Nevertheless, the existing bulk systems are expensive (100 k€), only affordable at the Hospital and thus, not sufficiently used by physicians or dermatologists as an early diagnosis tool.The goal of VIAMOS is to benefit from advanced MOEMS technologies, enabling a new generation of miniature instruments. The challenge is to provide handheld, low-cost, fully parallel spectral domain miniature OCT devices (10 times cheaper, 150 times smaller), adapted for early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies. VIAMOS will lean on the experience and results fostered from a previous European collaborative project, diffusing the technology to medical diagnostic applications. The consequence will be a significant upgrade adding new features such as heterodyne detection and integrated swept source.Thanks to its ability to deliver high-resolution 3D topography of skin with multifunctional modules (e.g. polarization sensitive cartography), VIAMOS will propose an OCT microsystem able to revolutionize the field of microscopes for dermatology imaging.To match these objectives, VIAMOS brings together an experienced consortium made of 2 academic institutions (UFC-P5 and USTUTT), 3 research institutes (VTT, FhG and CSEM) and 2 industrials (DERM and STAT), covering MEMS & MOEMS, photonics & OCT, microscopy, system integration and dermatology. A unique team of transverse expertise is gathered in VIAMOS to design and demonstrate a miniature solution for in vivo 3D skin imaging to further address the early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies that will potentially benefit millions of people worldwide.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Christophe GORECKI, (Directeur de Recherche CNRS)
Tel.: +33-3-81666607
Fax: +33-3-81666423
E-mail

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France

EU contribution: EUR 778 851


Avenue des Montboucons 15B
25030 BESANCON
France
Administrative contact: Christophe GORECKI
Tel.: +33381666607
E-mail

Participants

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 753 487


RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Stephan Beer
Tel.: +41 44 497 1459
Fax: +41 44 497 1400
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 331 071


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 466 307


KEPLERSTRASSE 7
70174 STUTTGART
Germany
Administrative contact: Wolfgang OSTEN
Tel.: +49 711 685 66075
Fax: +49 711 685 66586
E-mail
DERMOSCAN GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 100 665


PRUEFENINGER SCHLOSSSTRASSE 2
93051 REGENSBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Hans Polz
Tel.: +49 941 9922 6065
Fax: +49 941 9922 2235
E-mail
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 0


VUORIMIEHENTIE 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Administrative contact: Tarja Tuominen
Tel.: +358503730988
Fax: +358207227012
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Participation ended
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 499 104


TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Tarja Tuominen
Tel.: +358503730988
Fax: +358207227012
E-mail
STATICE SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 290 347


RUE THOMAS EDISON 9
25000 BESANCON
France
Administrative contact: Olivier Chabod
Tel.: +33381484343
Fax: +33381533523
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 61 767


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Nathalie APPEL
Tel.: +33 383 856 085
Fax: +33 383 324 592
E-mail
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE DE BESANCON
France

EU contribution: EUR 118 401


PLACE SAINT JACQUES 2
25030 BESANCON CEDEX
France
Administrative contact: Stéphanie François
Tel.: +33 3 81 21 89 88
Fax: +33 3 81 21 87 15
E-mail
Record Number: 105387 / Last updated on: 2016-09-08