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Cavity Enhanced Microarray as an Ultra-sensitive Tool to aid Sepsis Diagnosis

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606618

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 532 439,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 139 066

Coordinated by:

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by the body’s overreaction to an infection and can be triggered either directly by infection or may occur after medical treatment or surgery.The mortality rate in patients admitted to hospital with severe sepsis is 28-50% and it remains the most prevalent cause of death in non-coronary Intensive Care Units (ICUs ). It is estimated that in the US ~$17 billion were spent annually treating sepsis in patients and a similar amount is spent across the EU. To reduce costs and provide better treatment to patients, early, accurate diagnosis is critically important.

The CE-microArray project will utilize existing technology from clinical chemistry, microplate readers and cavity enhanced spectroscopy in a truly novel way to develop more sensitive, accurate, faster and more useful diagnostic platform.
The project consortium comprises experienced SMEs from across Europe who have developed the concept but do not have the capability to undertake the required Research and Development to produce working prototypes in preparation for commercialization. To do this they require funding to pay third party R&D specialists to undertake the R&D.
The project aims to produce a solution based on colorimetric detection that will be up to 100 times more sensitive, reducing the damage to patients with sepsis, allow sensitive and accurate detection of an increased range of biomarkers at lower cost and higher throughput. The market opportunity is estimated be greater than €1 billion and will bring a cumulative profit of ~€38 million to the SME consortium over 5 years.
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Coordinator

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

Address

Borough Road
Ts1 3ba Middlesbrough

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 14 586

Administrative Contact

Kirsty Jarvis (Ms.)

Participants (8)

ANALOX SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 203 925

YORKSHIRE PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 065

NEHIR BIYOTEKNOLOJI AR-GE HIZMETLERI DANISMANLIK BILISIM PAZARLAMA SANAYI TICARET LTD STI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 219 875

UNION PLASTIC S.A.S

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 109

BIAMETRICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 566

OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 27 990

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 17 266

ANASYST LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 226 684

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606618

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 532 439,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 139 066

Coordinated by:

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom