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Plasmonic-based autOmated lab-on-chip SEnsor for the rapid In-situ Detection of LegiONella

Objective

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by bacterium Legionella pneumophila, with a case-fatality ratio on the order of 10-15%. L. pneumophila proliferates in aquatic habitats, especially in potable water, air conditioning, hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, spa/natural pools. Actually, its detection and monitoring rely on time-consuming protocols (in the order of several days) based on in-vitro selective bacteria culture methods, performed by highly specialized personnel in dedicated laboratories. POSEIDON project targets to change the approach in bacteriological environmental monitoring and in infection risk management by developing a fully automatic and reliable system. Handling of the air/water sample will be designed and integrated in preconditioning system and microfluidic device through which whole bacteria cells will be transported from the sampling module to the sensing plasmonic surface. The complete measure protocol will be integrated and performed according to EU legislation guidelines. Specificity will be ensured by immuno-functionalization of gratings surfaces and enhanced system sensitivity will be granted by the optimization of the optical detection system architecture. Sensors based on Grating Coupled Surface Plasmon Resonance (GC-SPR) in azimuthally rotating configuration have recently proved sensitivity enhancement up to almost two orders of magnitude. Furthermore, the symmetry breaking related to grating rotation allows exploiting the incident polarization, more easily controlled with respect to incidence wavelength and angles interrogation. The prototype will be designed to be integrated in water distribution or HVAC systems in order to demonstrate its feasibility in industrially relevant fields and to open new applications and new market opportunities. POSEIDON project aims to address new solutions in this relevant health and safety societal challenge.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

CLIVET SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 626 125,00
Address
Via Camp Lonc 25 Frazione Villapai Era
32032 Feltre
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Belluno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI

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Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 92 252,68
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CATLAB-CENTRE ANALITIQUES TERRASSA AIE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 317 500,00
Address
Vial Sant Jordi S/n
08232 Viladecavalls

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 787 031,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
METROHM-APPLIKON
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 139 500,00
Address
De Brauwweg 13
3125AE Schiedam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARC - CENTRO RICERCHE APPLICATE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 733 812,51
Address
Via Jacopo Da Montagnana 49
35132 Padova

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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
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PROTOLAB SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 372 559,81
Address
Via Rampazzo 3
35129 Padova

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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
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00