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SelfPOCNAD - Development of a Point of Care Detection Device and Self
Sampling Device for Cervical Cancer Screening –

Objective

Our project is to develop a commercial pre-production prototype point of care test for invasive cervical cancer (ICC). This easy-to-use lab-on-a-chip system (SelfPOCNAD) will enable women to collect samples in the comfort of their own homes and take them into a GP surgery for testing and provision of immediate results. This will dramatically increase compliance of women with the ICC screening programs will and drastically decrease the ICC incidence and save lives. ICC is the second most common cancer in women. Each year, there are over 470,000 new cases globally. Of these, 33,000 are in the EU. Once the disease is established, it is hard to cure, so each year 233,000 women die - 15,000 in the EU[1]. After breast cancer, it is the second-most-common cancer amongst women. However, this is a preventable and treatable disease, if detected in the early stages. Some EU member states have well-organised screening and effective prevention programmes. But better compliance with screening using this inexpensive lab-on-a-chip system, especially in New Member States, could save the lives of 3-5,000 European women p.a.

This demonstration project will enable the SelfPOCNAD consortium to prove that they have a technological and commercially sound proposition. It will allow them to secure investment by either a major blue chip company or an investment house to fund the scale up to production of this life saving and commercially attractive Point of Care (POC) test.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/breast cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NORCHIP AS
Address
Industriveien 8
3490 Klokkarstua
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 391 400
Administrative Contact
Morten Hagen (Mr.)

Participants (3)

DELTA DANSK ELEKTRONIK, LYS & AKUSTIK OVRIGE VIRKSOMHEDSFORMER
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 156 898
Address
Venlighedsvej
2970 Hersholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Terp (Mr.)
INNLAB BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 180 650
Address
Einsteinstraat 14
7601 PR Almelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Langkamp (Mr.)
PERA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 163 052
Address
Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)