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OXY-SENSE - A biosensor, image analysis, and work flow system platform for the study of neuronal injury and assessment of cellular bioenergetics

Objective

Cellular bioenergetics play a key role in the pathogenesis of acute and chronic neurological disorders. Novel sensors and analytical systems in combination with biomedical imaging can provide powerful new insights into the role of cellular bioenergetics in the propagation of disease states. OXY-SENSE is an Industry-Academia partnership of experienced neuroscientists, experts in optical oxygen sensing and probe design, plus a global player in biomedical imaging and software design. OXY-SENSE will develop and apply new technologies to investigate the role of cellular bioenergetics in neurological disorders and toxicity, with the aim to identify and validate new therapeutic targets and test systems. The partnership will allow for the development and dissemination of new, European born, technology by integrating the R&D activities of LUXCEL Biosciences, a SME and pioneer in oxygen sensing technologies, into a hypothesis-driven research programme. Expertise in image analysis, pathway modelling and software development resulting from a previous academia-industry partnership with SIEMENS will merge with the activities of OXY-SENSE. Through industrial and academic secondments, the recognised expertise of SIEMENS in software development and project management and the expertise of LUXCEL in sensor development will be mutually beneficial for all partners involved, and accelerate their discovery process and the commercialisation of these findings.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Address
Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 418 860
Administrative Contact
Jochen Prehn (Prof.)

Participants (3)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Plesnila (Prof.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 69 611
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karim Akhavan-Hezavai (Mr.)
LUXCEL BIOSCIENCES LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 90 916
Address
Biotransfer Unit Suite 3-32 Biol
T12 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Sebastian Fernandes (Dr.)