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Ultra sensitive magnetic sensors for medical applications

Objective

The proposal is a RTD project and is submitted in response to the call IST-NMP-2 Bio-sensors for Diagnosis and Healthcare. The aim of the project is to develop a new generation of ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors with very low noise based on magnetic tunnel junctions for Diagnosis and Healthcare applications. These elements will first be used to develop hybrid sensors able to detect femtoTesla fields for magnetic imaging of the human body, mainly heart and brain. Secondly, we will develop the next generation of magnetic based biochips.

Finally we will explore a new approach for biochips based on fluctuating particles localized in space by dipolar reconstruction. The consortium is composed of three research and development institutes, two small and medium enterprises and a large scale industry. The main outputs of this project will be reliable, highly sensitive magnetic sensors for very different applications, hybrid sensors for femtoTesla field detection, a magneto-cardiographic (MCG) device, a new generation of magnetic based biochips and quantitative evaluation of dipolar reconstruction methods at the micron length scale.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

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31-33 Rue De La FÉDÉRation
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Claude FERMON (Dr)

Participants (4)

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CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

ELEKTA NEUROMAG OY

Finland

INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES PARA OS MICROSISTEMAS

Portugal

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELISABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 17210

  • Start date

    1 December 2005

  • End date

    30 November 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 034 035

  • EU contribution

    € 1 421 475

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France