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Fabrication and Functionalization of BioMedical Microdevices

Objective

The aim of FaBiMed proposal is to improve and develop new manufacturing techniques, based on micromoulding, specific for biomedical microdevices. The project will be to reducing the cost of mass production of diagnosis and therapeutic micro devices which have a common problematic: medium sized batches, customization needs, micron-scale geometrical features. These include optofluidic sensors (MIR technology) used for different lab-on-chip diagnostic systems, and micro-needle arrays used for drug delivery and micropiezodevices for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and similar medical imaging techniques.
This kind of medical microdevices lack nowadays of specific manufacturing techniques, and depend from conventional miniaturization methods inherited from silicon processing technologies, developed for the microelectronics industry. Such methods, based on expensive masters and masks, are only economic for high volume production, and prevent for applying the modern tendency of personalized medical devices.
The development in this market is dominated by technology based SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs from academy, which have very strong product development capabilities, but depend on the existing technologies for the manufacturing, due to their difficulty for development their own materials processing equipment.
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Address

Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 422 938,97

Administrative Contact

Gala Perez Perez (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 346 488,94

APPLIED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 382 131,40

ADAMA INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 364 581,67

SENSLAB - GESELLSCHAFT ZUR ENTWICKLUNG UND HERSTELLUNG BIOELEKTROCHEMISCHER SENSOREN MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 201 128

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 224 778,66

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 195 948,85

Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 245 214,15

PROMOLDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 189 387

CROSPON LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 207 440

TWOPTICS SYSTEMS DESIGN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 002,36

SERVIZO GALEGO DE SAUDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 60 960

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608901

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    2 September 2013

  • End date

    1 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 133 747,13

  • EU contribution

    € 3 010 000

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

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