SPARK-TUBEProject ID: 735709
H2020-EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being
Spark-Tube Biobanking System (STBS)
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
Spark-Tube Biobanking System (STBS) was invented to make current complex methods of blood preservation and biobanking more efficient, robust and simplified. The need for such system unfolded when conducting research projects aimed at identification and validation of disease biomarkers in blood. There were two major limitations in the state-of-the-art blood-based biomarker diagnositcs, lack of technical solution allowing fully automated, high-throughput blood preservation combined with laborious and very expensive manual procedures.
Given the limitations in currently available methodes, STBS thanks to its novel technology (separation of blood-fractions, long term-preservation, and banking) is expected to overcome the roadblocks in accessing blood preservation solutions and become universal biobanking platform. System will find wide application in medical diagnostics (including genetic biobanks), clinical drug trials, and clinical research. STBS is not only a high impact medical ‘tool’ but also a great business opportunity as it can be utilized in many different economical environments where cost effective solutions are necessary to change the social limitations of clinical blood processing.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000
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