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Innovative bio-inspired sensors and microfluidic devices for saliva-based theranostics of oral and systemic diseases

Descrizione del progetto

Biosensori basati sulla saliva per una migliore salute

La bocca e il corpo sono tra loro integranti. La saliva è stata descritta come lo specchio del corpo ed è sempre più riconosciuta come fluido diagnostico interessante, poiché agisce da barometro fisiologico. Il progetto SALSETH, finanziato dall’UE, favorisce lo scambio di conoscenze, abilità, competenze e capacità (attraverso distaccamenti) tra organizzazioni partecipanti di alto livello internazionale provenienti da Australia, Germania, Italia, Malesia, Polonia, Serbia, Spagna e Ucraina. Il progetto riunirà le competenze necessarie per ottenere progressi all’avanguardia in materiali biocompatibili naturali e bio-ispirati, nonché sensori commestibili a base di alimenti per rilevare tempestivamente la presenza di importanti biomarcatori dalla saliva. Esso svilupperà inoltre un dispositivo elettronico intelligente esterno per leggere i dati in modalità wireless da sensori e dispositivi microfluidici per la somministrazione ottimale di farmaci.

Obiettivo

Oral hygiene is the cornerstone of good oral health and World Health Organization recognizes oral health as an integral part of systemic health. Among the non-invasive organic fluids, saliva is one of the most preferable and practical specimens for oral and systemic health monitoring as it is readily available and easily collected and stored. Saliva is frequently called a “mirror of the body” since it can reflect both the physiological and pathological conditions in the entire human organism. The SALSETH project proposal facilitates exchange of knowledge, skills, competencies and capabilities (through secondments) of 8 internationally top-ranking participating organizations (4 from academic sector and 4 SMEs) from Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Malaysia and Australia. This project proposal promotes international and intersectoral collaboration between participating institutions, bringing experts from different fields of science in a unique R&I set up. The SALSETH brings together expertise of the respectable institutions to reach beyond the-state-of-the-art advances in: (1) natural and bio-inspired biocompatible materials; (2) edible food-based sensors which can promptly detect important biomarkers from saliva; (3) external smart electronic device for wireless reading data from sensors; and (4) microfluidic devices for optimal administration of drugs or essential oils as a main part of the intraoral appliances for better oral and systemic health. Through carefully designed secondments, the seconded staff will work on significant technological breakthrough in salivary theranostics for personalized dental bio-medicine. This interdisciplinary project offers an excellent research oriented environment for the personal and professional growth of the involved staff members. The SALSETH will open possibilities of salivary diagnostics for personalized individual medicine applications including clinical treatment options and outcome evaluation predictions.

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Coordinatore

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 303 600,00
Indirizzo
Dr zorana dindica 1
21000 Novi sad
Serbia

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Regione
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Altri finanziamenti
€ 13 800,00

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Partner (3)