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

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.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/skin cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephan Beer (Dr.)
DERMOSCAN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 665
Address
Pruefeninger Schlossstrasse 2
93051 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Polz (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 307
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang OSTEN (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 071
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 499 104
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)
STATICE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 290 347
Address
Rue Thomas Edison 9
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Chabod (Mr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE DE BESANCON
France
EU contribution
€ 118 401
Address
Place Saint Jacques 2
25030 Besancon Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie François (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 61 767
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie APPEL (Ms.)