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Integrated and functional Lab-on-Chip

Integrated and functional Lab-on-Chip

Objective

The objective of this project is to create Lab-on-chip devices that allow sensitive analyte detection as well being highly integrated and have high functionality. The project will develop lab-on-chip platform technologies for fluidic manipulations and analyte detection and develop specific Lab-on-Chip (LOC) applications. Integrated and easy to use fluidic manipulations within LOC devices will be achieved through firstly use of electro-osmotic flow (EOF) and through on-chip pressure system and passive valves. We will also demonstrate that LOC devices can be designed to perform sophisticated fluidic operations over a large element array of microchambers. large scale valving integration approach will be used to achieve discrete fluidic operation for each microchamber element within the array. A convenient LOC macro-micro world interface for fluidic, mechanical and electrical elements will be developed as well as sensitive optical and electrochemical strategies for detection. Novel optical detection approach which involves increasing the pathlength of the radiation within the microfluidic channel will be further advanced for highly sensitive optical detection within LOC devices. Sensitive electrochemical transduction will also be developed. The developed LOC platform technologies will be incorporated as part of a disposable cartridge to be inserted within a handheld reader device for bioanalysis. Specifically, we will develop systems for (i) biochemical discharges of airborne enzymes, (ii) continuously monitored bioreactor array and (iii) natural toxic monitor for potatoes. The project will bring together a wide range of leading expertise from the public sector and research organisations to create LOC devices that are reproducible, have a small footprint, are easy to use and demonstrate commercial advantage. The project will lead to long term collaborations between the partners through e.g. the commercialisation of project outcomes.
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Coordinator

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

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Borough Road
Ts1 3ba Middlesbrough

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 830 069

Administrative Contact

Zulfiqur Ali (Prof.)

Participants (5)

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BVT Technologies, a.s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 209 230

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 83 150

CAPTOMED

France

EU Contribution

€ 39 613

MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 989

ANALYTICAL NANO TECHNOLOGIES

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 35 672

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 230749

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 269 723

  • EU contribution

    € 1 269 723

Coordinated by:

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom