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Point-of-care device based on KETs for diagnosis of food allergies

Point-of-care device based on KETs for diagnosis of food allergies

Objective

Food allergy is an immune-based disease that has become an important public health problem that affects children and adults and may be increasing in prevalence.In the US, food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 years and 4% of teens and adults, and its prevalence appears to be on the increase. Globally, it is estimated that over 6% of the population, around 200 to 250 million people, suffer from some food allergies, affecting more than 17 million people only in Europe.

The main objective of this proposal is translating an optical diagnostic technology already proven in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, to the clinical routine, addressing a priority healthcare unmet need from the laboratory to the clinic. The unique features of AllerScreening will allow clinicians to early detect main food allergies (at least the 90% of European food allergies) through a simple test using a drop of sera, reducing the cost and technical requirements of the current clinical practice. This new and innovative cost-effective sensing system for the in vitro component diagnosis of food allergies will be feasible thanks to the multiplexed disposable BioKits and the optical Pont-of-Care (PoC) reader in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, allowing the adoption of a novel PoC diagnostic device specific for food allergies.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Address

Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 182 250

Participants (9)

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BIO OPTICAL DETECTION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 675 513,75

CONSULTING QUIMICO SANITARIO S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 807 625

MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 520 000

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 438 125

CLINICA SAN CARLO CASA DI CURA PRIVATA POLISPECIALISTICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 141 875

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 289 000

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 171 217,50

KLINIKUM RECHTS DER ISAR DER TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 000

CONSEJERIA DE SALUD y FAMILIAS DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 154 693,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768641

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 669 300

  • EU contribution

    € 4 669 300

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain