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Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox

Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox

Objective

The increased population density in modern animal production systems has made them vulnerable to various transboundary infectious agents & diseases. During the last decades in the developed world, a reduction in the direct burden of livestock diseases has been observed, because of more effective drugs & vaccines. However, the total impact may actually be increasing, because in a highly-interconnected world, the effects of diseases extend far beyond animal sickness & mortality. Therefore, early diagnosis and establishment of reliable countermeasures to infectious disease outbreaks is essential to limit severe biophysical and socio-economic consequences.
To date, the time between initial disease outbreak and laboratory confirmation of the etiologic infectious agent can be up to several weeks. Reliable & simple diagnostic testing directly on site would enable rapid local decision making, which is crucial to prevent further spreading of the disease.
Silicon-based Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) have been demonstrated as a powerful platform for biosensing systems. In combination with integrated monoclonal antibodies, they can provide portable multiplex detection of proteins with sensitivity & specificity previously not realized. SWINOSTICS addresses the sector needs, by developing a novel field diagnostic device, based on advanced, proven, bio-sensing technologies to tackle viruses causing epidemics in swine farms and leading to relevant economic damages, complying to the objectives of the STAR-IDAZ. The diagnostic device will allow threat assessment at the farm level, with the analytical quality of commercial laboratories. The device will be developed for a panel of 6 important swine diseases. The device will be portable & will provide results in 10 minutes for 5 samples simultaneously, making it highly suitable for field use. It is based on 3 lab-verified concepts: a) PIC technology, b) Label-free optical detection, c) patented nano-deposition technology.
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CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD

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Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia

Cyprus

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 383 468,75

Participants (9)

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AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 278 750

KONTOR 46 DI BONASSO MATTEO SAS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 259 068,25

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 490 000

ISS BIOSENSE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 263,50

LUMENSIA SENSORS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 125

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 451 875

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 250 312,50

ALLATORVOSTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 177 187,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 268 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 771649

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 454 965

  • EU contribution

    € 2 993 425,50

Coordinated by:

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD

Cyprus