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Portable Automated Water Analyser for Viruses

Portable Automated Water Analyser for Viruses

Objective

Water-borne viral diseases pose high risks for public health worldwide. The urban wastewater contains large number of pathogen viruses, and even the most advanced wastewater treatment is not safe for full removal of virus particles.
The conventional biological water quality indicators do not provide adequate information about the presence of pathogenic viruses. The currently available reliable virus test - based on molecular biology - is expensive, time consuming and labour intensive, thus limited to few laboratories with sophisticated facilities and well-trained personnel, even though the protection of water networks against pathogenic viruses is crucial.
In this project we aim to develop a novel, cost effective, portable, on-site detection system, which is capable for monitoring human enteric viruses in different freshwater bodies.
The method is based on disposable microfluidic chip, in which the virus particles can be up-concentrated and detected by electrical readout with a detection limit of 0.01-1 virus/L. We will focus on selective detection of norovirus, Hepatitis A and rotavirus (the most prevalent viruses), but the sensor is capable to detect any other virus with relevant functionalization.
The “plug-and-play” virus sensor chip will be integrated into a measurement unit, which will send the data to the monitoring station.
The project will include laboratory and field tests and validation of the monitoring unit, development an early warning system and epidemic risk assessment, provide with exploitation possibilities at the end-users, economical assessment for positive production capacity and preparation for future standardization.
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Address

Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 018 657,26

Administrative Contact

Anders Bjerrum (Dr.)

Participants (13)

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PHILIPS BIOCELL AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 605 334,40

DELTA DANSK ELEKTRONIK, LYS & AKUSTIK OVRIGE VIRKSOMHEDSFORMER

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 195 345

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 524 900,80

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 375 232

CORIS BIOCONCEPT SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 387 266,29

SANNER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 101

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 319 426

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 837,25

GOTEBORGS KOMMUN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 23 200

ACEA ENGINEERING LABORATORIES RESEARCH INNOVATION SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 26 100

SIMTEJO-SANEAMENTO INTEGRADO DOS MUNICIPIOS DE TEJO E TRANCAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 21 600

EPAL-EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DAS ÁGUAS LIVRES, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 21 600

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE CANTACUZINO

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 22 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604069

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 082 038,62

  • EU contribution

    € 3 900 000

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

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