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Portable Automated Water Analyser for Viruses

Objective

Water-borne viral diseases pose high risks for public health worldwide. The urban wastewater contains large number of pathogen viruses, and even the most advanced wastewater treatment is not safe for full removal of virus particles.
The conventional biological water quality indicators do not provide adequate information about the presence of pathogenic viruses. The currently available reliable virus test - based on molecular biology - is expensive, time consuming and labour intensive, thus limited to few laboratories with sophisticated facilities and well-trained personnel, even though the protection of water networks against pathogenic viruses is crucial.
In this project we aim to develop a novel, cost effective, portable, on-site detection system, which is capable for monitoring human enteric viruses in different freshwater bodies.
The method is based on disposable microfluidic chip, in which the virus particles can be up-concentrated and detected by electrical readout with a detection limit of 0.01-1 virus/L. We will focus on selective detection of norovirus, Hepatitis A and rotavirus (the most prevalent viruses), but the sensor is capable to detect any other virus with relevant functionalization.
The “plug-and-play” virus sensor chip will be integrated into a measurement unit, which will send the data to the monitoring station.
The project will include laboratory and field tests and validation of the monitoring unit, development an early warning system and epidemic risk assessment, provide with exploitation possibilities at the end-users, economical assessment for positive production capacity and preparation for future standardization.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/virology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
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Anders Bjerrum (Dr.)

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PHILIPS BIOCELL AS
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3450 Allerod
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Lone Nilsson (Ms.)
DELTA DANSK ELEKTRONIK, LYS & AKUSTIK OVRIGE VIRKSOMHEDSFORMER
Denmark
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Venlighedsvej
2970 Hersholm
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Research Organisations
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Peter Terp (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
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€ 524 900,80
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Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Renato Lauro (Prof.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
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€ 375 232
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Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
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Ferenc Szilágyi (Dr.)
CORIS BIOCONCEPT SPRL
Belgium
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€ 387 266,29
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5032 Gembloux
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SANNER GMBH
Germany
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€ 224 101
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Schillerstrasse 76
64625 Bensheim
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Claudia Tonhäuser (Ms.)
DHI
Denmark
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Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
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DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
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Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
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Sweden
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€ 23 200
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Postgatan 4
411 13 Goteborg
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€ 21 600
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Av. Liberdade 24
1250-144 Lisboa
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Marcos Miguel (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MEDICO-MILITARA CANTACUZINO
Romania
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€ 22 400
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Splaiul Independentei 103 Sector 5
050096 Bucuresti
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Camelia Petrica (Mrs.)