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Cavity Enhanced Microarray as an Ultra-sensitive Tool to aid Sepsis Diagnosis

Objective

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by the body’s overreaction to an infection and can be triggered either directly by infection or may occur after medical treatment or surgery.The mortality rate in patients admitted to hospital with severe sepsis is 28-50% and it remains the most prevalent cause of death in non-coronary Intensive Care Units (ICUs ). It is estimated that in the US ~$17 billion were spent annually treating sepsis in patients and a similar amount is spent across the EU. To reduce costs and provide better treatment to patients, early, accurate diagnosis is critically important.

The CE-microArray project will utilize existing technology from clinical chemistry, microplate readers and cavity enhanced spectroscopy in a truly novel way to develop more sensitive, accurate, faster and more useful diagnostic platform.
The project consortium comprises experienced SMEs from across Europe who have developed the concept but do not have the capability to undertake the required Research and Development to produce working prototypes in preparation for commercialization. To do this they require funding to pay third party R&D specialists to undertake the R&D.
The project aims to produce a solution based on colorimetric detection that will be up to 100 times more sensitive, reducing the damage to patients with sepsis, allow sensitive and accurate detection of an increased range of biomarkers at lower cost and higher throughput. The market opportunity is estimated be greater than €1 billion and will bring a cumulative profit of ~€38 million to the SME consortium over 5 years.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
Address
Borough Road
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 14 586
Administrative Contact
Kirsty Jarvis (Ms.)

Participants (8)

ANALOX SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 925
Address
Ellerbeck Court Stokesley 15
TS9 5PT Stokesley North Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Watson (Mr.)
YORKSHIRE PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 065
Address
Holdsworth Road Unit Hm14 Holmfield Mills
HX3 6SN Halifax
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ashley Knowles (Dr.)
NEHIR BIYOTEKNOLOJI AR-GE HIZMETLERI DANISMANLIK BILISIM PAZARLAMA SANAYI TICARET LTD STI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 219 875
Address
Odtu-ostim Teknokent Uzaycagi Caddesi 1308 Sok No:6b8
Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serhat Sevli (Mr.)
UNION PLASTIC S.A.S
France
EU contribution
€ 112 109
Address
Za Robert
43140 Saint Didier En Velay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Roulet (Mr.)
BIAMETRICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 566
Address
Auf Der Morgenstelle 18
72076 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günther Proll (Dr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 27 990
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 266
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Günter Roth (Dr.)
ANASYST LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 684
Address
Borough Road Graduate Research School Teesside University
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Duggan (Dr.)