MalaDiagProject ID: 663824
H2020-EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being
Development of a very rapid diagnostic test for malaria, based on break-through detection technology and new biomarkers of infection.
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Topic(s):PHC-12-2014-1 - Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2014See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
The overall project objective is to develop and bring to market a very rapid diagnostic test (V-RDT) for malaria, based on break-through detection technology and particularly relevant biomarkers of infection.
Our ambition is for our diagnostic device to become the reference technology in all malaria endemic areas.
A key advantage of our approach lies in the combination of an innovative detection device with novel biomarkers that should significantly improve the quality of testing and the ability to implement mass testing campaigns.
Our device is expected to overcome most shortcomings identified in devices currently on the market. The expected added value of our proposed diagnostic device to users is multiple including:
• Rapidity: 1 minute vs. 15-20 minutes required for most current tests. This is a major competitive advantage for cross-sectional testing necessary for eradication efforts;
• High sensitivity including quantitative evaluations (picomolar detection);
• Several simultaneous measures to distinguish parasite species (P. falciparum / P. vivax);
• Infection parameters (parasite density and antibody response): the comprehensive nature of our diagnostic read-outs provide information on prognosis and/or therapeutic response in addition to simple yes/no diagnoses; and
• Functional and reliable in expected field conditions (tropical environments).
EU contribution: EUR 50 000
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