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NOROSENSOR - A real-time monitoring system for airborne norovirus

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604244

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 434 496,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 000

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

Objective

Gastroenteritis, caused by the airborne Norovirus, is the third most deadly infectious disease worldwide, infecting ~4% of the population annually, worldwide, and has related costs measured in billions € annually in the EU alone. Today, detection of airborne viruses can only be done in retrospect in the laboratory, which severely limits the ability to rapidly react and limit the spread of an outbreak. The NOROSENSOR consortium will address this problem by developing the first of its kind, real-time sensor for airborne viruses, with particular focus on the NoV. Because the virus concentration in air can be very low, and because rapid and efficient virus trapping and concentration methods have been missing, no solution exists today. The NOROSENSOR project will fill this important need by integrating a number of recently developed, highly powerful technologies:
• Novel nanobiotechnology: nanobead enhanced rolling circle amplification (nano-RCA), engineered synthetic DNA aptamers, and proximity ligation assays (PLA)
• First ever airborne nanoparticle manipulation: capturing, filtering and up-concentration of viruses using acoustophoresis and electrostatic precipitation.
with beyond state-of-the-art:
• Ultra-sensitive QCM mass-sensitive transducers and electronics.
• Novel Off-stoichiometry Thiol-Ene-Epoxies (OSTE) polymers for cartridge and reagent storage on-chip.
The consortium consist of six of the highest ranked European Universities, each experts in their research area, two SMEs providing a unique expertise in their core business areas, and a large multinational industry in infection control technology.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 772 764

Administrative Contact

Erika Appel (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 597 450

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 305 326

QCM LAB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 380 800

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 364 236

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 39 792

FUTURE DIAGNOSTICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 175 800

GETINGE INFECTION CONTROL AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 141 200

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 272 632

FUTURE DIAGNOSTICS SOLUTIONS BV

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604244

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 434 496,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 000

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

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