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POINT OF CARE DEVICE FOR VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY MONITORING

Project description

Improved diagnostics could shed more light on vitamin D deficiency

Mounting evidence now supports important roles of vitamin D in extraskeletal tissues and how vitamin D inadequacy can impact conditions ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease. In addition, the amounts required for health are likely higher than previously thought. At the same time, vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is increasing. Although estimates vary, evidence suggests that more than one billion people globally (more than 10 % of the population) are vitamin D deficient or insufficient. OSAvit-D is developing a cost-effective point-of-care diagnostic device for widespread screening during outpatient visits and in the field. This will improve and enable early detection and treatment of the potentially harmful and increasingly prevalent vitamin D deficiency.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/multiple sclerosis
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2019-02
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BIOLAN HEALTH SL
Address
Astondo Bidea 612
48160 Derio
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 100 687,50