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Multi-modal, Endoscopic Biophotonic Imaging of Bladder Cancer for Point-of-Care Diagnosis

Objective

Bladder cancer is among the most expensive diseases in oncology in terms of treatment costs; each procedure requires days of hospitalisation and recurrence rates are high. Current unmet clinical needs can be addressed by optical methods due to the combination of non-invasive and real-time capture of unprecedented biomedical information.
The MIB objective is to provide robust, easy-to-use, cost-effective optical methods with superior sensitivity and specificity to enable a step-change in point-of-care diagnostics of bladder cancer. The concept relies on combining optical methods (optical coherence tomography, multi-spectral opto-acoustic tomography, shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy, and multiphoton microscopy) providing structural, biochemical and functional information. The hypothesis is that such combination enables in situ diagnosis of bladder cancer with superior sensitivity and specificity due to unprecedented combined anatomic, biochemical and molecular tissue information. The step-change is that this hybrid concept is provided endoscopically for in vivo clinical use.
The project relies on development of new light sources, high-speed imaging systems, unique imaging fibre bundles, and endoscopes, combined and applied clinically. The consortium comprises world-leading academic organisations in a strong partnership with innovative SMEs and clinical end-users.
Through commercialization of this novel imaging platform, MIB is expected to reinforce leading market positions in medical devices and healthcare for the SMEs in areas where European industry is already strong. The impact is that improved diagnostic procedures facilitate earlier onset of effective treatment, thus recurrence and follow-up procedures would be reduced by 10%, i.e. reducing costs. Using MIB technology, healthcare cost savings in the order of 360M€ are expected for the whole EU. Equally important, prognosis and patient quality of life would improve drastically.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 829 254,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 643 064,14
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
M-SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 512 500,00
Address
Venture Building 1 Kelvin Campus Maryhill Road West Of Scotland Science Park
G20 0SP Glasgow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 689 078,00
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Blazejewski MEDI-TECH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 432 812,50
Address
Elzstrasse 2
79350 Sexau

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Emmendingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 653 875,00
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRINTECH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 365 475,00
Address
Schillerstrasse 1
07745 Jena

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 479 081,25
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 655 046,25
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
2M ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 502 102,50
Address
Sidney Street 80
CT19 6HQ Folkstone

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Kent East Kent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 195 000,00
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FERDINAND-BRAUN-INSTITUT GGMBH LEIBNIZ- INSTITUT FUR HOCHSTFREQUENZTECNIK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 26 518,36
Address
Gustav-kirchhoff-strasse 4
12489 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00