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Development of an Innovative Microfluidic Impedance-based Device for multi-parametric cell analysis

Objective

"Cell analysis has become an important technique and represents a fast growing market for a wealth of applications in the fields of life sciences, medicine, food and environmental analytics. While clinical (diagnostic) and research applications in the healthcare and drug discovery markets demand rather complex analyses at the single cell level, routine and quality control applications in food analytics and bioprocess monitoring require simpler, quick and cheap analyses, which work more at the cell population level and provide only low-content average values instead of high-content single cell data. Many routine and quality control applications, however, would enormously profit from a higher information content of the analysis and make various processes at research and production levels more effective.
This will lead to the first low-cost, portable impedance-based microfluidic cytometer equipped with disposable chips, which will enable a range of new analyses and diagnostic approaches that can be performed simply and quickly, without the use of a centralised resource. The system will rely upon the availability of highly accurate and specific disposable microfluidic chips, an high speed electronic control unit and a signal processing software which will allow to timely and accurately retrieve multiparametric information on the analysed sample."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

ZURICH INSTRUMENTS AG
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 492 339
Administrative Contact
Sadik Hafizovic (Dr.)

Participants (6)

CELLIX LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 283 343
Address
Unit 1, Longmile Business Park, Longmile Rd
D12 EK79 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vivienne Williams (Ms.)
CYTOGNOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 834
Address
Carretera De Madrid Km 0 - Poligono Industrial La Serna Nave 9
37900 Santa Marta De Tormes Salamanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bensadón Belicha Jorge (Mr.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo De Stefanis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Federica Caselli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Renaud (Prof.)