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Hybrid optical and optoacoustic endoscope for esophageal tracking.

Objective

More than 450.000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer (EC) each-year worldwide and approximately 400.000 die from the disease. Esophageal cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer, but it is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related death, with incidence rates steeply rising. Risk factors, including gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus, may diagnostically implicate more than 300 million people worldwide. Nevertheless, the disease is detected late due to limitations in current diagnostic procedures leading to adverse prognosis and high treatment costs. ESOTRAC will change the landscape of esophageal diagnosis, over existing methods, based on cross-sectional optoacoustic and optical coherence endoscopy. The dual-modality system delivers a set of early-cancer imaging features necessary for improving early diagnosis, saving lives and leading to 3-5 Billion annual savings for the healthcare system. OCT provides micron scale subsurface morphological information based on photon scattering and optoacoustics provides deeper penetration and complementary pathophysiological features based on photon absorption. ESOTRAC develops novel photonic components (light sources, optical/optoacoustic scopes) and innovates novel medical system designs. Then, it performs pilot studies to investigate the functionality of the new endoscope and deliver a novel imaging-feature portfolio offering improved and earlier diagnosis. A central ESOTRAC ambition is that the new endoscope will become the new EC diagnostic standard by enabling quantitative and label-free three-dimensional endoscopy of early cancer with tremendous potential to impact esophageal care. ESOTRAC leverages European investment and know-how and strengthens the prospects of economic growth by leading the market position in endoscopic imaging.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-1

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 129 709,00
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 343 265,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SONAXIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 244 218,75
Address
Rue Emilie Du Chatelet 1
25000 Besancon

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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
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 527 500,00
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RAYFOS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 372 500,00
Address
Winton House Winton Square
RG21 8EN Basingstoke

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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
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight North Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASCENION GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 198 750,00
Address
Herzogstrasse 64
80803 Munich

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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
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AMPLITUDE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 264 501,00
Address
Avenue De Canteranne 11 Bat Meropa 6 Alee Des Lumieres Cite De La Photonique
33600 Pessac

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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
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 371 250,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STATICE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 548 908,75
Address
Rue Thomas Edison 9
25000 Besancon

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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
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00