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Rapid Field Diagnostics and Screening in Veterinary Medicine

Objective

This proposal addresses the call under KBBE.2011.1.3-02: Development of field test for rapid screening of pathologies as well as simple laboratory test in animals.

Sustainable food production capable of feeding a growing global population is a significant challenge that is faced by agricultural industries throughout the world. The demand for safe, efficient and high quality animal protein will rise significantly over the next decade with a concomitant increase in the world population of domesticated livestock. Infectious diseases continue to impact upon the productivity of farm animals and threats of disease incursions are further increased by the globalised trade of animals and animal products. Rapid and reliable diagnostic systems can play an integral role in the detection, monitoring, control and subsequent eradication of animal diseases and pathologies.

This proposal will develop and bring to market new tools to achieve effective diagnosis of livestock, companion animal and wildlife diseases. The project RAPIDIA-FIELD will develop multiplex pen-side tests that can be used to support local decision-making by animal health practitioners. These tests will be simple to perform, robust, inexpensive and also provide unambiguous results for easy reporting. This concept also includes work to develop test formats for use in non-specialised front-line laboratories.

In addition to the development of the specific tests and assay platforms, the project will also consider how these tests will be used in the field or in local laboratories, and how data generated by the assays will integrate with other new (and existing) systems that contribute to the diagnosis, monitoring, control and subsequent eradication of animal diseases. Aspects of this work will include real-time monitoring on line of animal health on farms to collect parameters such as feed consumption and water intake as well as using thermography or thermal chip to look for early signs of clinical disease. Together with the data generated by the assays, reporting protocols will also be established to ensure that the critical information collected is correctly archived and is traceable to international quality standards.

The project will also pay some attention to new technologies and protocols only carried out in sophisticated laboratories. The idea of this work is to position animal health in a new frontier of science that will maximise our chance to identify new diseases and problems before they become overt health threats.

Concluding, the proposed strategy is devoted to define, develop and bring to the society products and services that contribute to Animal Health control at field level.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

EUROFINS INGENASA SA
Address
Avenida Institucion Libre De La Ensenaza 41
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 670 960
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Dominguez (Mr.)

Participants (11)

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 000
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christina Lange (Ms.)
PRIONICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 402 000
Address
Wagistrasse 27 A
8952 Schlieren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Raeber (Dr.)
PROPHYL ALLATEGESZSEGUGYI DIAGNOSZTIKAI KUTATO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Dozsa Gy Utca 18
7700 Mohacs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsófia Benyeda (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 000
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María-Paz Blanco (Ms.)
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 000
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Hurst (Mrs.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 185 852
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Foulo Foulo Basse (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Rodríguez Villa (Ms.)
CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 184 857
Address
Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aldegonde Aldegonde Wouters (Ms.)
STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 212 000
Address
Ulls Vaeg 2B
75189 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Nordenfelt (Ms.)
IDEXX SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 71 500
Address
Stationsstraasse 12
3097 Liebefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chrisna Jansen Van Vuuren (Ms.)
ENIGMA DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Tetricus Science Park Porton Down Building 224
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian George (Dr.)