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New Generation of GaN-based sensor arrays for nano- and pico-fluidic systems for fast and reliable biomedical testing

Objective

The goal of the project is to develop a novel Gallium Nitride (Gann) based integrated system for fast physical, chemical, and biological analysis of metabolites, Pharmaceuticals, proteins and pathogens in aqueous particle- and picot-droplets. The research is motivated by the need of hospitals and laboratories for tools enabling identification and screening of large numbers of samplescontaning small volumes of disease-associated substances. High-rate, efficiency, and sensitivity of analytical sample-processing that are crucial for early detection of substances associated with diseases such as AIDS or Creutzfeldt-Jakob will directly contribute to improved quality of life and reduction of medical treatment costs. GaNano explores the frontiers of Nan technologies through development and integration of electronic sensor arrays, optical components (visible and UV light emitters and detectors), and fluidic-fluidic dosing device, to form a multifunctional system based on Gann micro- andnanostructures. Optimised for physical, chemical, and biological analysis of very small amounts of liquid, the system will support long-term innovations in bio-medical applications, industrial testing, and development of Pharmaceuticals. Specific objectives are to:
- process Gann based electronic sensor arrays on transparent chips for chemical and physical analysis of particle- and picot-droplets,
- develop InAIGaN/GaN optical sensor arrays combining UV light emitting and laser diodes with detector arrays for spatially and energy resolved fluorescence spectroscopy,
- modify an inkjet-like dosing system for particle- and droplets-droplets containing large biopolymer assemblies such as proteins or viruses,
- develop and apply organic test substances and optical markers for particle- and picofluidicsystems and functionalise sensor surfaces enabling selective biological characterisation
,- integrate the dosing system with the electronic and optical sensor arrays into a multifunctional system.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Address
Max-planck-ring 14
Ilmenau
Germany

Participants (9)

ANALYTIK JENA AG
Germany
Address
Konrad-zuse-strasse 1
Jena
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY - EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willi-messerschmitt-strasse
Muenchen
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
Heraklion, Crete
GE GLOBAL RESEARCH EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Freisinger Landstrasse 50
Garching B. Muenchen
INSTYTUT WYSOKICH CISNIEN POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Sokolowska 29-37
Warszawa
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
Muenchen
TOPGAN LTD
Poland
Address
Sokolowska 29/37
Warsaw
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda De Ramiro De Maeztu 7 S/n
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Knossou Avenue
Heraklion - Crete