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Portable automated test for fast detection and surveillance of influenza

Objective

The PORTFASTFLU’s objective is to develop and validate a rapid diagnostic test for influenza that will be used as point-of-care systems in developed and developing countries. Experts and international bodies agree that the rapid detection of influenza is vital in combating this major threat to human health. Nucleic acid analysis is the most appropriate assay scheme for both early detection and late surveillance of influenza, and is routinely used by WHO and OIE virology reference laboratories. PORTFASTFLU's consortium aims at developing and validating a Point of Care (POC) instrument which will integrate sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification, microarray hybridization and fluorescent readout in a single system. Reaching this challenging objective is possible through the combined expertise of the partners and comprises access to several selected enabling technologies: microfluidics, on-chip sample preparation, advanced microarray techniques and reading systems with ultimate sensitivity and selectivity, access to reference and field virus samples. This Bio-Micro knowledge converges in one single instrument, allowing rapid detection (less than an hour) and simultaneous identification of influenza A and B viruses (typing and sub-typing) at widespread POC with only basic skills. Furthermore, the project also aims at realizing this goal in a format that requires little supervision and is integrated in a portable compact monolithic system for deployment in the field. The consortium of 9 partners from 5 member states brings together the various expertises needed to reach these objectives, which match exactly those of the call Health 2.3.3-4: Innovative point-of-care diagnostic tests for influenza

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/coronavirus
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/influenza

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

GENEWAVE SAS
Address
Rue Pierre Fontaine 4
91000 Evry
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 940 524
Administrative Contact
Claude Weisbuch (Dr.)

Participants (8)

BIOSENSIA LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 534 328
Address
Unit 1 16 Nova Ucd University College Dublin Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Muihead (Mr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 339 538
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Deboin (Mr.)
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 176 880
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wim Goemaere (Mr.)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 378 660
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lurdes Nafarrate (Ms.)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 027
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oscar Salas (Mr.)
FUNDACION VASCA DE INNOVACION E INVESTIGACION SANITARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 118 561
Address
Ronda De Azkue,1
48902 Barakaldo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Idoia Mínguez (Ms.)
THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 65 856
Address
50 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Doreen Corlett (Ms.)
WHATMAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 500
Address
Springfield Mill James Whatman Way 15
ME142LE Maidstone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Ligner (Mr.)