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Smart Phone for Disease Detection from Exhaled Breath

Objective

Screening for early detection of a disease is required to reveal groups of individuals from the general population in whom the likelihood of the disease is increased and who could benefit from further medical evaluation. The ideal screening test is high-accuracy, low-cost, non-invasive, easily repeatable, effortlessly operated by a lay-person and has minimal impact on the person’s daily activities.. In the SNIFFPHONE project, we aim to tackle these requirements by integrating heterogeneous micro- and nano-technologies into autonomous smart system that can be attached to a mobile phone and analyze disease markers from exhaled breath. In this approach, an interaction between breath sample and a miniaturized array of highly sensitive nanomaterial-based chemical sensors is recorded, stored and pre-processed by integrated miniature on-chip microfluidics and electronics, and then the relevant electrical signals are transferred wirelessly via the mobile phone’s internet to an external server. Statistical pattern recognition methods are then applied on the received data and a clinical report including the screening results is sent back to the designated receiver (e.g. specialist, family doctor) in case of positive result is revealed. SNIFFPHONE represents a new concept addressing major societal challenges in health and well-being of the general population, while taking into account constituent ethical and security aspects. The SNIFFPHONE end-product will integrate functionalities that are relevant to the health screening applications with decreased size (x30-40), decreased costs (x150), increased predictive and cognitive functions and full autonomy with energy management as well as with operation/use management. Besides the R&D and clinical units, the SNIFFPHONE project will involve four European SMEs and one big industrial company, thus establishing European competitive ecosystems for the design and commercialization of innovative miniaturized smart systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 298 379,18
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD

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Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
The Senate Building Technion City 1
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 373,98
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 794 987,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 410 000,00
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 599 250,00
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 750,00
Address
Stockholmer Strasse 20
07747 Jena

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NanoVation-GS
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 407 393,75
Address
Ha'oren 68a/4
3009500 Ramay Ishai

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CELLIX LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 651 470,18
Address
Unit 1, Longmile Business Park, Longmile Rd
D12 EK79 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
JLM INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 641 850,41
Address
Beethovenweg 41
72076 Tuebingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
Address
Henkestrasse 127
91052 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00