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Ionisation-based detector of airborne bio-agents, viruses and toxins for fast-alert and identification

Objective

The malevolent use of Anthrax spores on civilians in late 2001 has shown the necessity to protect European citizens from criminal use of biological agents and viruses. Although these attacks had been punctual and crude, more sophisticated attacks on dozens or hundreds of injured or killed people are conceivable. When launching such an attack its success depends on concentrating a sufficient amount of pathogens in a defined area.

Hence safeguarding a certain area regarding biological agents demands the detection of pathogenous bacteria, spores and viruses in various matrices (e.g. Anthrax in flour or sugar) or suspicious aerosols. This can only be accomplished by triggering a short-term alarm and its validation as well as the identification of the type of threat.

Since most of the bio sensors available are laboratory bound or require special equipment which needs training as well as experience, new systems are needed.

The concept of BIO-PROTECT is the development of a fast-alert, easy-to-use device to be applied for detection and identification of airborne bacteria, spores, viruses and toxins . Its technology is based on bioaerosol detection by fluorescence, scattering and background aerosol measurement followed by ionisation of air flow and analysis of the spectrum of relative speed of passage, which, in turns, enables identification of harmful biological agents.

This device may also be used for controlling potential accidental release of bio-agents from biotechnology laboratories.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

LGI CONSULTING
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 645 576
Administrative Contact
Vincent Chauvet (Mr.)

Participants (8)

O ZURAVLIOVO IMONE AVSISTA

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 17 676,90
Address
Lakunu G 6/32
09108 Vilniaus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oleg Zhuravliov (Mr.)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 776,90
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Dalrymple (Dr.)
ENVIRONICS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 583 900
Address
Sammonkatu 12
50130 Mikkeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lassi Siltala (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 206 404,40
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
IUT Institut für Umwelttechnologien GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 680
Address
Volmerstrasse 7B
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katja Standtke (Ms.)
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 659 830
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anke Engelbert (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 259 612,80
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lena Bjødstrup (Ms.)
Environics-IUT GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 120
Address
Volmerstrasse 7B
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katja Standtke (Ms.)