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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/microelectronics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

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)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 488,94
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
APPLIED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 382 131,40
Address
Vincent Drive Birmingham Research
B15 2SQ Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timothy William Button (Prof.)
ADAMA INNOVATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 364 581,67
Address
Crann Trinity College Dublin
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Declan Scanlan (Mr.)
SENSLAB - GESELLSCHAFT ZUR ENTWICKLUNG UND HERSTELLUNG BIOELEKTROCHEMISCHER SENSOREN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 128
Address
Bautzner Strasse 67
04347 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anja Schaller (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 224 778,66
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Batista (Dr.)
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 195 948,85
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Cunha (Mr.)
Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 245 214,15
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Hofer (Mr.)
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 387
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 108
2497 GC Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Vlasveld (Dr.)
CROSPON LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 207 440
Address
Galway Business Park Dangan
H91 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John O'dea (Mr.)
TWOPTICS SYSTEMS DESIGN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 002,36
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 1-3 Parc Upc Edificio K2m Off 316 Campus Nord
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andres Fernando Cifuentes Fernández (Mr.)
SERVIZO GALEGO DE SAUDE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 960
Address
Edificio Administrativo San Lázaro
15703 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natalia Vázquez López (Ms.)