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MARA-BASED INDUSTRIAL LOW-COST IDENTIFICATION ASSAYS

Project description

Fast detection of small amounts of bacteria in water will have widespread applications

Not all bacteria are created equal. Although most are beneficial, the ones that are not can do a lot of damage. Detecting these pathogens wherever they live, be it in hospitals, on plants or in the grocery store – and doing it quickly and reliably even when present in small amounts – is critical to human health and economic well-being. Current methods face significant limitations. The EU-funded MARILIA project is implementing novel technologies and tools for identifying and characterising pathogens in a new detection assay to identify human pathogens in water. Bacterial waterborne diseases include cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery, which present serious complications. Assessment of the assay's commercial potential could lead to the creation of a start-up to take the product to market and enhance the health and safety of people around the world.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 019 000

Participants (4)

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 377 400
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
DAY ONE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 224 245
Address
Viale Dell Oceano Atlantico 18
00144 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 250
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 195 077,50
Address
Horvatovac 102/A
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments