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BIOELECTRONIC OLFACTORY NEURON DEVICE

Objective

Recently, the use of smell in different fields has been rediscovered due to major advances in odour sensing technology and artificial intelligence. However, current electronic noses, based on electronic sensors, have significant limitations concerning sensitivity, reliability and selectivity, amongst others. These limitations are at the basis of recurrent troubles of this technology to reach essential applications in different areas, such as food safety, diagnosis, security, environment… The present project proposes a new bioelectronic nose based on olfactory receptors in order to mimic the animal nose. For this aim, micro/nano, bio and information technologies will converge to develop an integrated bioelectronic analytical nanoplatform based on olfactory receptors for odour detection. Briefly, the basis of the nanobioplatform will be the olfactory receptors, prepared in the form of nanosomes immobilized onto the nanotransducers (NANO and BIO). An array of smart nanotransducers will acquire and process electronically the detected odour (NANO and INFORMATION). Such an easy-to-use nanobioplatform, with user-friendly interface and odorant identification algorithm, will detect and discriminate the odorants (NANO and INFORMATION). The scientific and technological challenges of the BOND project can only be solved by integrating a multidisciplinary consortium at European level with expertise in areas such as biotechnology, surface chemistry, nanofabrication, electronics and theoretical modelling. The partners involved in the BOND project are experienced partners used to work in large consortia with distributed laboratories all over the European Union and offer competences and resources to build a complementary partnership for the successful implementation of the nanobioplatform. Six of the eight partners have already successfully worked together in the European SPOT-NOSED project to produce a proof of concept of a bioelectronic sensor based on olfactory receptors

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 494 045
Administrative Contact
Josep Samitier (Dr.)

Participants (7)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 410 017
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edith Pajot (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 226 020
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 245 661
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Bausells (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 439
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lino Reggiani (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 852
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Sampietro (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 407 955
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cliodhna Horan (Ms.)
BIO-LOGIC SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 465 011
Address
Pinewood Court Larkwood Way Tytherington Business
SK10 2XR Macclesfield Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graham Johnson (Dr.)