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A minituarized disposable molecular diagnostics platform for combatting coronavirus infections

Objective

The DECISION consortium is developing a new class of diagnostic platform that will transform the fight against pandemics.

The low-cost, miniaturised, disposable molecular diagnostic platform will allow for patient testing virtually anywhere, within a few minutes, with laboratory quality performance. The diagnostic platform will enable rapid detection of Covid-19 infections on-site in a multitude of settings including drive-through testing centres, physician offices, airports, hospitals and quarantine centres.

First demonstrators of the disposable molecular diagnostic platform and coronavirus test will be available five months after the start of the project and could be provided to emergency first responders and public health authorities.

The platform is powered by a next-generation nucleic acid amplification technology called Pulse Controlled Amplification (PCA®), which enables sample-to-answer workflows in 15 minutes or less.

The DECISION consortium is comprised of teams from Italy, Spain and Germany, and is highly motivated to develop a ground-breaking diagnostic solution to help the serious crisis faced across the world due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/coronavirus
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/pandemics

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2020-21-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

IMI2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GNA BIOSOLUTIONS GMBH
Address
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 696 300

Participants (3)

MICROLIQUID SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 907 200
Address
Avenida Uribarri 19-1 Saiolan
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LE MALATTIE INFETTIVE LAZZARO SPALLANZANI-ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERE SCIENTIFICO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 350
Address
Via Portuense, 292
00149 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 250
Address
Fontainengraben 150
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)