Skip to main content

Multimodal, Functional Bio-Photonic Imaging

Objective

FBI fosters education of ESRs on an emerging, multimodal imaging platform and its translation into clinical and biological applications. In FBI, 15 ESRs are trained at world-leading European academic institutions and companies, thus forming strong interdisciplinary relations between industry, technical sciences and clinical end-users.

Optical imaging has huge potential to address unmet clinical needs by combining non-invasive and real-time capture of biomedical information; thus enabling earlier onset of treatment, reduced therapy costs, reduced recurrence rates, and improved clinical outcomes. Up to now, optical modalities were applied as standalone techniques each targeting one biomarker. Recently it has been shown that diagnosis is significantly improved by combining different contrast mechanisms simultaneously in a multimodal approach, i.e., staging and grading of lesions is feasible.

FBI proposes to combine a selection of modalities depending on the targeted disease. Suspicious lesions are analysed with optical coherence tomography, optoacoustic tomography, multi-photon tomography, and Raman spectroscopy to provide morphological, label-free microangiography, and intrinsic biochemical information, respectively. An important issue is the need for endoscopy: combining said modalities into endoscopes is challenging due to the integration of different imaging concepts, scanning and detection methods, and laser sources. Accordingly, there is a huge need for effectively translating these technical solutions to industry and clinics, which traditionally is restricted by lack of understanding of applications or limited knowledge of new technology.

All these barriers are addressed by FBI through research and development of novel photonic components and systems, through educating ESRs in understanding clinical, biological and commercial challenges, and through developing tailored technical solutions and efficient translation of technology within a strong network.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 767 802,24
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NKT PHOTONICS A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Blokken 84
3460 Birkerod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIGH Q LASER GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Feldgut 9
6830 Rankweil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITHERA MEDICAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Zielstattstrasse 13
81379 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EKSPLA UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 220 442,76
Address
Savanoriu Pr 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

SMART PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
Address
High Tech Campus 29
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMASONIC SAS
France
Address
Za Rue Des Savourots
70190 Voray Sur L'ognon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARL ZEISS AG
Germany
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 22
73447 Oberkochen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments