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Real time monitoring of SEA contaminants by an autonomous Lab-on-a-chip biosensor

Objective

Early warning systems that can provide extreme sensitivity with exquisite selectivity are required to assess chemical contamination of estuarine and coastal areas. SEA-on-a-CHIP aims to develop a miniaturized, autonomous, remote and flexible immuno-sensor platform based on a fully integrated array of micro/nano-electrodes and a microfluidic system in a lab-on-a-chip configuration combined with electrochemical detection for real time analysis of marine waters in multi-stressor conditions. This system will be developed for a concrete application in aquaculture facilities, including the rapid assessment of 8 selected contaminants from 5 groups of compounds that affect aquaculture production (compounds which are toxic, bioaccumulative, endocrine disruptors) and also those produced by this industry that affect environment and human health (antibiotics and pesticides), but it is easy adaptable to other target compounds or other situations like coastal waters contamination analysis. Each device will be able to perform 8 simultaneous measures in duplicates and it will be build in order to work with one-month autonomy and measuring in real time at least once per hour. As many devices as needed could be connected simultaneously to the same platform resulting in a very flexible and inexpensive system. Sensitivity for Sea-Water analysis is guaranteed thanks to the use of gold microelectrodes arrays with metalocarborane doped functional polypyrrol. Thank to the use of MEMS and microlectrodes in flexible polymeric substrates the costs of production will be reduced. The units will be tested throughout the lifetime of the project and calibrated to state-of-the-art of chemical analytics: first in laboratory studies, second under artificial ecosystems and finally during 3 field experiments in the installation of 2 aquaculture SME facilities. The last test phase will be performed in a way that will include dissemination of the findings with a clear view of commercializing the devices.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 095 539
Administrative Contact
Guillermo Sanjuanbenito (Mr.)

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 448 334
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
AEIFORIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 344 040
Address
Strada Faggiola 12/16 Frazione Gariga
29027 Podenzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Ferrari (Dr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Samantha Barrett (Mrs.)
ORGANIZACION CALIDAD Y PROYECTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 040
Address
Avenida Mare Deu Montserrat 218
08041 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Maria Riera (Mr.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 353 280
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Júlio Guerra (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 379 925
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutiérrez (Mr.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 325 100
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Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Dario (Prof.)
INTRAROM S.A.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 322 200
Address
Fabrica De Glucoza 17
020331 Bucharest
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Spiros Peristeris (Dr.)
CAPSENZE HANDELSBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 446 152
Address
Scheelevagen 22
223 63 Lund
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Mattiasson (Dr.)
CEST KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR ELEKTROCHEMISCHE OBERFLACHENTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 218 733
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Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anca-Iulia Stoica (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 248 400
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Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Triantafyllos Albanis (Dr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 349 487
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merete Ulstein (Dr.)
SCALPRO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Svartevika 5
5337 Rong
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorolf Magnesen (Dr.)
ISTITUTO DELTA ECOLOGIA APPLICATA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 200
Address
Via Bela Bartok 29/B
44124 Ferrara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graziano Caramori (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 179 151
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaume Alemany (Mr.)
SKALOMA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 152 400
Address
Nea Selefkia Igoumenitsa
46100 Igoumenitsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Chekimoglou (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 978
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Ash (Mrs.)