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ASSURED Point-of-Care Device for Syphilis and HIV in Pregnant Women and New Born

Objective

The incidence of mother to child transmission of syphilis and HIV is still increasing and these infections are major cause of early death and severe morbidity of the young infant. Most case of congenital syphilis and HIV infection occur in hard to reach populations. The availability of an affordable and patient and user friendly point-of-care test that allows same day testing and treatment would save many newborn lives. We intend to develop, validate and start manufacturing of a complete new and innovative concept of a versatile multi-analyte device for the diagnosis of congenital syphilis and HIV co-infections. Equipped with a simple portable reader for transmission and central information storage epidemiological information may be collected and analysed to guide active surveillance and prevention programs. The market for point-of-care test is rapidly growing and the development of this device will allow the participating SMEs to increase their research capacity and to strengthen and expand their market position. Potential this multi-analyte assay will also find other applications such as in the diagnosis of infectious diseases that are in the same differential diagnosis, testing of drugs of abuse and combinations of tumor markers.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/hiv
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR DE TROPEN
Address
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 885 532,38
Administrative Contact
Larissa Buschmann (Ms.)

Participants (5)

IMACCESS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 14 062
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 321
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Leportier (Mr.)
SIRIGEN LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Brightwater House Market Place
BH24 1AP Ringwood
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sheila Brown (Ms.)
SIOUX CCM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 687 750
Address
De Pinckart 24
5674 CC Nuenen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rien Beije (Mr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 591,20
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Andrews (Mr.)
FLEET BIOPROCESSING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 325 437,42
Address
Pale Lane Pale Lane Farm Unit 6
RG27 8DH Hartley Wintney Hants
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Wilkinson (Dr.)