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A new generation of fibre-based diagnostic sensors

Objective

The BiognostiX project will develop technologies and flexible manufacturing methods for the fabrication of inexpensive biodiagnostic sensors on fibre-based substrates (e.g. paper or card).
Fabrication will be based on fluid-jet techniques, allowing the sensor platforms to be reconfigurable (customisable) at the point of manufacture to perform different biodiagnostic test functions including quantitative immunoassay.
The deposition of selected reagents and materials for the capture, labelling and indication of analyte levels in a biological serum sample will be spatially reconfigurable during manufacture, so as to be suitable for different biodiagnostic tests and/or different test methodologies.
This will be combined with innovative microfluidic matrix structures for the transport of fluids to different spatial areas on the test platform.
These will also be configurable (for example by creating channel blocks or applying wetting agents) to give a highly flexible manufacturing technology for biodiagnostic tests, enabling, for example, simultaneous multi-analyte testing and combinatorial test development.
For quantitative analysis the sensor platforms will be coupled to portable optical readout equipment capable of fast and accurate analysis, and suitable for Point-of-Care (POC) use (for example hospital bedside, doctor’s surgery or home testing).
The application focus in the project will be on POC immunoassay for the detection and quantification of disease markers in medical, veterinary and other diagnostic applications.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SME-4
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Coordinator

FFEI LIMITED
Address
Graphics House, Boundary Way
HP2 7SU Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 396 630
Administrative Contact
Peter Walsh (Mr.)

Participants (5)

PROTEOMIKA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 573
Address
Parque Tecnologico Zamudio Ed 801 2A Plant
48160 Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gorka Ramirez (Mr.)
PRIONICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 290 672
Address
Wagistrasse 27 A
8952 Schlieren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Raeber (Dr.)
PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 345
Address
Via Einstein - Localita Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Carenzo (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 830 575
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 688 310
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)