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Retrofitable Automated Microtome System incorporating contactless sample transportation for Histology process

Objetivo

Histology is the microscopic examination of cell tissue samples and is routinely performed in research labs and, more widely, in hospitals for the early detection of diseases (histopathology). Histology is a complex process requiring several steps for the tissue sample preparation. The most demanding and time-consuming step is the microtomy, where the tissue sample, now dehydrated and placed inside a piece of paraffin wax, is cut into slices 4-micrometre thick. This step is further complicated by the fact that the thin slices become wrinkled with the cutting and are normally put on warm water in order to smooth out (the with the aggravated problems of rehydrating the cells and increasing the risk of cross-contamination). Microtomy is a labour-intensive procedure carried out by highly-skilled clinical/scientific staff. A skilled operator can perform up to 80 samples a day, but will cost well over €100,000 p.a. The MicroLean project proposes a low-cost automation of the microtomy process by a contactless manipulation of the samples. The MicroLean system will be retrofittable to existing microtomes.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SME-2013
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Régimen de financiación

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinador

CELLPATH LIMITED
Dirección
Dukes Court 32 Duke Street
SY16 4LE Newtown
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 252 031,34
Contacto administrativo
Paul Webber (Mr.)

Participantes (11)

STEMMER IMAGING LTD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 180 989,34
Dirección
The Old Barn Grange Court
GU10 1DW Tongham
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Chris Pitt (Mr.)
IMAGE SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 174 967,34
Dirección
2 Cable Court - Pittman Way
PR2 9YW Preston
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Ian Corless (Mr.)
BUNTING MAGNETICS EUROPE LIMITED

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United Kingdom
Dirección
Northbridge Road
HP4 1EH Berkhamsted Hertfordshire
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alan Ratherham (Mr.)
AUTOMATITZACIO DE PROCESSOS I MEDIAMBIENT SL

La participación finalizó

España
Dirección
Carrer Andorra Nave 2 22
08830 Sant Boi De Llobregat
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Noemi Mondejar Lopez (Mrs)
MEMMERT GMBH + CO.KG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 185 587,34
Dirección
Aeussere Rittersbacher Strasse 38
91126 Schwabach
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Angelika Henneberg (Mrs)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 5 120
Dirección
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Keith Sexton (Dr.)
THE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 4 776
Dirección
Main Street The Old Electrical
NG32 3LT Welby Grantham
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Laurence Dingle (Mr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 6 694,81
Dirección
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alicja Grzegorzek (Ms.)
INNGENIA AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 170 713,76
Dirección
Cervello 10 6-2
08760 Martorell
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Gumersindo Martí (Mr.)
GOUDSMIT MAGNETIC SYSTEMS B.V.
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 173 775,02
Dirección
Petunialaan 19
5580AA Waalre
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
René Vastert (Mr.)
ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Hungría
Dirección
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Dóra Molnár (Ms.)