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Novel highly sensitive NanoWire sensors for disease biomarker analysis

Project description

Innovative sensors for detection of disease biomarkers

Nanowire-based platforms using optical waveguided technology are capable of radically increased detection sensitivity for biomarkers such as proteins or pathogens. The technology requires cost-effective and reproducible production of high-quality nanowires. Aligned Bio in Sweden has developed a innnovative approach based on proprietary technologies, which allow the production of nanowires with controlled diameters to enhance the waveguiding properties of nanowire platforms. This unique technological combination results in an enhanced biomarker detection platform with 20 times greater sensitivity than currently available solutions. The goal of the EIC-funded NanoWi project is to bring the development of new sensors and the platform to final technology readiness level 9.


Nanowire-based platforms are expected to radically impact disease diagnosis and precision medicine thanks to their high surface-area-to-footprint ratio and optical waveguiding properties. The challenge is to cost-effectively produce nanowires in a reproducible manner. At Aligned Bio, we have developed a new technology that enables, for the first time, mass- and cost-effective production of nanowire sensors. Our solution relies on three core patented technologies, which when combined, allow to produce low-cost, high-quality nanowires with controlled diameters to reproducibly enhance waveguiding properties of nanowire platforms. This unique combination of novel technologies results in enhanced biomarker detection platform devices with 20 times higher sensitivity than current solutions in the market and, crucially, at low price.
To effectively carry out the tasks needed to reach TRL9, the EIC Accelerator project is crucial to bridging the critical risk-gap.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 315 943,88
223 63 Lund

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 3 308 491,50