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A Nanotechnology Based Blood Culture Medium to Detect Invasive Candida in Bloodstream

Project description

Faster diagnosis of Candida

Every year, 3.5 million Europeans contract an infection while in hospital and 2.5 million die or are seriously debilitated as a result. Candida is the fourth most common cause of bloodstream infection that can develop while in hospital. If not treated immediately, it can lead to dissemination of the disease and cause severe infections in internal organs. A fast diagnosis is vital but existing blood culture methods are not fast enough. The EU-funded CandidaHunter project proposes an advanced blood culture method for rapid Candidiasis detection based on nanotechnology. The new method offers increased detection sensitivity in comparison to existing blood cultures and provides a diagnosis within 24 hours. The project intends to pave the way for commercialisation.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

MATRIKS BIYOTEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Gazi Universitesi Golbasi Yerleskesi Teknoplaza Binasi B Blok Zemin Kat Bz 17
06830 Golbasi Ankara
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000