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Three-dimensional nanobiostructure-based self-contained devices for biomedical application

Objective

The main scientific objective of the project is to enhance the understanding of the fundamental principles for controlling electron transfer reactions between nanoparticles (NPs), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), their assemblies confined into three-dimensional (3D) microscale networks, conductive nano/-microporous silicone (NMPSi) chips and different bioelements, such as glucose oxidising and oxygen reducing enzymes. The technological objective of the project is to construct potentially implantable microscale self-contained wireless biodevices working in different biomatrices, e.g. blood, plasma, saliva. Novel biodevices will be constructed by combination of glucose and oxygen sensitive biosensors powered by biofuel cells, all made from 3D nanobiostructured materials and operated by wireless microtransmitter/transducer system. To produce 3D microscale devices with superior characteristics mathematical modelling of their performance will be compared against experimentally determined parameters. Nanowiring of appropriate redox enzymes with NPs, CNTs, proper surface modifications, and use of Os and Ru redox complexes, are chosen as a major direction to solve main obstacles in the area of bioelectronics, i.e. poor electronic communication between the biocomponents and the electronic elements along with insufficient operational stability. The 3D structure of nanobiodevices will provide very high efficiency and stability along with their miniaturisation for successful application in biomedicine and health care. The developed, wireless self-contained and potentially implantable, 3D nanobiostructure-based devices will be used to improve quality of life and increase safety in case of widely occurring chronic diseases. Moreover, in the long-term, 3D nanobiostructure-based elements will be essential for constructing devices to be used for neuron/nerve stimulations and compensation of human disabilities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MALMO UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 492 974
Administrative Contact
Sergey Shleev (Dr.)

Participants (10)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 234 000
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sanne Olofsson-Dolmer (Ms.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 020
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schuhmann (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Fogarty (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 296 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Haltrich (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 363 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 397 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lo Gorton (Prof.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 242 000
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orla Timon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 242 006
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clare Taylor (Ms.)
NOVOZYMES A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 272 000
Address
Krogshoejvej 36
2880 Bagsvaerd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Duarte Toscano (Dr.)
NOVOSENSE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 307 000
Address
Scheelev 17 Forskarbyn Ideon
223 70 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonas Tilly (Mr.)