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Sensitive MeAsuRemenT, detection, and identification of engineered NANOparticles in complex matrices

Objective

SMART-NANO will develop an innovative, cost-effective technology platform that provides a total solution “from sample-to-result” for the detection, identification, and measurement of nanoparticles in complex matrices in Consumer Products, in Food, in the Environment and in situ in Biota. A key innovation is the miniaturized, application-specific, cartridge-based system integrating separation, detection, and quantification. On top of this CORE innovation, plug-in modules for sample preparation, high sensitivity size measurement, and hypersensitive identification, provide the necessary sensitivity and flexibility to this technology platform. Highly innovative approaches also lie in the supercritical CO2 isolation of Engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs) from complex matrices and the ICP-MS based hypersensitive identification of ENPs.
A practical approach based on the development of the technology platform together with the development and field testing of methods and protocols will result in ready-to-use, cost-effective cartridges for immediate, widespread use in applications for real life detection and measurement of Engineered Nanoparticles.
The consortium is led by a non-profit research organization whose mission is to transfer technological innovation to the market (CSEM), has a strong participation of a supernational research center whose mission is to provide scientific support to EU policy makers (JRC), includes five SMEs (FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies, Postnova Analytics GmbH, Avid Nano Ltd, AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd, ABICH S.r.l.) and a public research organization (Ruđer Bošković Institute) with a track record of excellence and innovation in the different analytical steps necessary to carry out the isolation, separation and measurement of nanoparticles in complex matrices. The SMART-NANO consortium has thus the required vision and experience to successfully execute this innovative project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 862 820
Administrative Contact
Stefano Cattaneo (Mr.)

Participants (7)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 698 080
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raffaella Turci (Ms.)
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 264 482
Address
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maaike Van Roosmalen (Dr.)
POSTNOVA ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 605 469
Address
Max-planck-strasse 14
86899 Landsberg Am Lech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Welz (Mr.)
AVID NANO LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 120
Address
Cressex Enterprise Centre, Lincoln Road
HP12 3RL High Wycombe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Cunningham (Mr.)
AHAVA DEAD SEA LABORATORIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 324 604
Address
Arava Street 1
70150 Airport City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ze'evi Ma'or (Dr.)
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 161 516
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Lyons (Dr.)
ABICH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 209
Address
Via Quarantadue Martiri 213/B
28924 Fondotoce Vb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paola Bazzoni (Dr.)