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Autonomous multimodal implantable endoscopic capsule for the gastrointestinal tract

Project description

New technology for early diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer

Conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are reported in 15–40 % of the European population. Colorectal cancer alone accounts for hundreds of thousands of cases each year, being the most common cancer in men and the second most common in women, with increased screening cited as the primary healthcare system burden. The EU-funded AUTOCAPSULE project aims to develop a technology for the early diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer and the monitoring of treatment effectiveness at the point of care. The technology is based on an autonomous capsule that can be implanted in the GI tract for several weeks to monitor a specific area, subjected to magnetic manipulation with an external robotic arm. The capsule will be capable of multimodal sensing, including micro-ultrasound imaging, white light imaging and pH and inflammation monitoring.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 922 500

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 778 840
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 797 881,25
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 771 138,75
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUANTAVIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 722 500
Address
Via Dei Pensieri 60
57128 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)