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Pilot line for paper based electrochemical test strips dedicated to quantitative biosensing in liquids

Objective

IMPETUS will combine paper, printing and microchip technologies to realise a pilot line capable of manufacturing fully integrated paper-based electrochemical biosensors that directly transfer the measured data to the user’s smartphone. These biosensors will be designed as self-powered disposable test strips that combine the simplicity of lateral flow tests with quantitative readout, which is enabled by the implemented electrochemical detection method. As an application example, we will fulfil the consumer need for fast point-of-care discrimination between bacterial and viral infections.
In particular, IMPETUS will combine screen-, flexo- and inkjet-printing in a seamless roll-to-roll pilot line compatible to high-throughput fabrication. Here, the paper is employed as substrate for the printed circuits and a microchip, but also as active component of the printed battery as well as of the biosensor. This we will achieve by developing new technologies for paper manufacturing, coating and surface modification, and the respective processing will work hand in hand with the ink development (cellulose-based inks for fabricating the printed battery as well as bio-inks for surface functionalization and reagent deposition). A highly integrated and energy-efficient silicon microchip will be developed that enables electrochemical data acquisition, storage and contactless NFC transmission, and the microchip will be mounted onto the paper substrate by an inline placement process.
In summary, the IMPETUS pilot line will pave the way towards the real world application of paper-based quantitative electrochemical diagnostic test strips, thereby clearly advancing the current state-of-the-art, which up to now has mostly focussed on individual fabrication processes and device concepts. The IMPETUS pilot line is conceived in such a way that during the project, all printing and assembly processes will be implemented and validated.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 141 132,35

Participants (16)

DPI HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 495 975
Address
Leopoldauerstrasse 179
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 710 937,50
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAURER SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 701 308,25
Address
Tiefenthaler Straße 14
67280 Ebertsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELECS EWS GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 96 307,15
Address
Gzo Technologiestrasse 1
7011 Siegendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 375
Address
Hessstrasse 134
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
R-BIOPHARM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 500
Address
An Der Neuen Bergstrasse 17
64297 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RICOH UK PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 658 931,25
Address
Priorslee
TF2 9NS Telford, Shropshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SARALON
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Lothringer Str. 11, Building L
09120 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHOELLER TECHNOCELL GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 405,29
Address
Burg Gretesch
49086 Osnabruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 476,69
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 0HZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 699 537,50
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRO-ACTIVE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 963
Address
Avenue Des Pinsons 32
1410 Waterloo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAURER ENGINEERING UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 523
Address
Tiefenthaler Strasse 3
67280 Ebertsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FELIX SCHOELLER HOLDING GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 969,71
Address
Burg Gretesch 1
49086 Osnabruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUN CHEMICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 773,31
Address
High View Road 3
DE55 2DT South Normanton Derbyshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 123 190
Address
Inffeldgasse 33
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations