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Vertically integrated Array-type Mirau-based OCT System for early diagnostics of skin cancer

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318542

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 464 090

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

France

Project description

Core and disruptive photonic technologies

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. Its early diagnosis is essential since it can be treated more effectively when detected earlier. Visual inspection followed by histological examination is, still today, the gold standard for clinicians. However, a large number of unnecessary surgical procedures are still performed.
New diagnostics aids are emerging including the recent techniques of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which permits non-invasive 3D optical biopsies of skin, improving patient’s quality of life. Nevertheless, the existing bulk systems are expensive, only affordable at the Hospital and thus, not sufficiently used by physicians or dermatologists as an early diagnosis tool.
The goal of VIAMOS is to benefit from advanced MOEMS technologies, enabling a new generation of miniature instruments. The challenge is to provide handheld, low-cost, fully parallel spectral domain miniature OCT devices (10x cheaper, 150x smaller), adapted for early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies. VIAMOS will lean on the experience and results fostered from a previous European collaborative project, diffusing the technology to medical diagnostic applications. The consequence will be a significant upgrade adding new features such as heterodyne detection and integrated swept source.
Thanks to its ability to deliver high-resolution 3D topography of skin with multifunctional modules (e.g. polarization sensitive cartography), VIAMOS will propose an OCT microsystem able to revolutionize the field of microscopes for dermatology imaging.
To match these objectives, VIAMOS brings together an experienced consortium made of 2 academic institutions (Université de Franche-Comté, University of Stuttgart), 3 research institutes (VTT of Finland, Fraunhofer Institute ENAS, CSEM) and 2 industrials (DermoScan GmbH, Statice SAS), covering MEMS & MOEMS, photonics & OCT, microscopy, system integration and dermatology. A unique team of transverse expertise is gathered in VIAMOS to design and demonstrate a miniature solution for in vivo 3D skin imaging to further address the early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies that will potentially benefit millions of people worldwide.

Coordinator Contact

Christophe GORECKI (Prof.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

Address

1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 778 851

Administrative Contact

Christophe GORECKI (Mr.)

Participants (9)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 753 487

DERMOSCAN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 665

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 466 307

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 331 071

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 499 104

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

STATICE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 290 347

CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE DE BESANCON

France

EU Contribution

€ 118 401

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 61 767

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318542

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 464 090

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

France