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Switchable magneto-plasmonic contrast agents and molecular imaging technologies

Project description

Breakthrough magneto-plasmonic imaging technology

The EU-funded SWIMMOT project will establish the scientific and technological basis for radically new in vivo molecular imaging based on a switchable contrast agent (CA) and corresponding optical imaging technology. The CA will be based on novel magnetic core/ plasmonic gold shell nanorods with engineered biofunctional shells. The magneto-plasmonic imaging will switch the CA on and off, resulting in complete removal of the imaging background. This discrimination of the background from the CA signal will yield ultra-high contrast molecular imaging. The technology will enable the in vivo visualisation and quantification of soluble biomarkers at cellular level resolution, surpassing all current capabilities. Developers plan to apply the technology to diabetes research and demonstrate its potential in the zebrafish model.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 677 917,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 689 688,75
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 152 250,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 546 035,00
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 773 727,50
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 626 950,00
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00