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Large scale micro-and nanofabrication technologies for bioanalytical devices based on R2R imprinting

Objective

Roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies are mature core processes in manufacturing lines for graphical printing industry. In several other areas (e.g. electronics or optics) R2R techniques are emerging, being expected to notably lower the unit prices of flexible devices.

In particular, recently developed roller-based nanoimprinting methods enable unrivalled throughput and productivity for precise fabrication of micro- and nanoscale patterns.
Areas that will benefit strongly from adopting such R2R nanoimprinting technologies are microfluidics and lab-on-chip products for diagnostics, drug discovery and food control. Such devices require combined printing of micro- and nanostructures and large quantities at low unit costs.

The project R2R Biofluidics aims on the development of a complete process chain for first-time realization of production lines for two selected bioanalytical lab-on-chip devices based on high-throughput R2R nanoimprinting in combination with complementary printing and manufacturing technologies.

Two types of demonstrators will be fabricated targeting application areas, which would clearly benefit from technology advancement in high volume manufacturing, show large potential for commercial exploitation and adopt current standard formats (microtiter plate and microscope slides).

Demonstrator 1 will represent an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) chip suitable for point-of-care applications, showing improved sensitivity thanks to imprinted nanoscale optical structures and microfluidic channels. R2R fabrication will further greatly reduce production costs and increase manufacturing capacity with respect to currently used products.

Demonstrator 2 will provide a device for improved neuron based high-throughput screening assays in drug development. It will consist of nano– to microstructured, interconnected channels in combination with dedicated biofunctionalized surfaces for alignment and controlled growth of neurons.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 395 932,91

Participants (11)

BIFLOW SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 725
Address
Technologie-campus 1
09126 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 419 779,15
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIONIC SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 225 050
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
8041 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 374 268,13
Address
Di Erich Thallner Strasse 1
4782 St Florian Am Inn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREINER BIO-ONE DIAGNOSTICS GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 26 434,07
Address
Gewerbepark 2
4261 Rainbach Im Muhlkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INMOLD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 648 579,16
Address
Savsvinget 4
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Innovative Technologies in Biological Systems
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 515,50
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia 502-1
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 557 375
Address
Koepenicker Strasse 325
12555 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 675 563,06
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
GENSPEED BIOTECH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 897,46
Address
Gewerbepark 2
4261 Rainbach Im Muhlkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIENION AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 553,13
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 15
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)