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Development of a Smart Integrated Miniaturised Sensor System for analytical challenges in diagnostics, industry and the environment

Development of a Smart Integrated Miniaturised Sensor System for analytical challenges in diagnostics, industry and the environment

Objective

The widespread availability of smart miniaturised systems is limited by the inability to integrate a sufficient number of functionalities into a single device at low cost and high volume using traditional production technologies. Organic, flexible and printed electronics (OFPE) offers this possibility. However, it too must overcome some significant challenges relating to device interfacing and fabrication. Key among these is the availability of subsystems (sensors, displays, power and circuitry) suitable for integration through OFPE, as well as the ability to combine these components through compatible processes.
SIMS will develop a smart, miniaturised sensing system through the integration of a nanosensor, printed low cost display, mobile phone interface and printed battery with organic circuitry. Integration will take place on a single substrate employing photolithography, screen and ink jet printing and lamination.
SIMS will be a platform technology. Its broad potential, including industrial and environmental monitoring, will be illustrated through the sensitive detection of hydrogen peroxide. However, due to the scale of the diagnostics market and its relevance to the partners, SIMS will focus on the quantitative measurement of cholesterol.
SIMS will be low cost, disposable, and free from instrument calibration and maintenance. It will vastly expand the opportunities for distributed testing, creating new markets through innovative retailing opportunities. Increased testing will result in benefits to the health and the environment of people in Europe and beyond.
The SIMS consortium includes three leading academic groups covering device physics, electroanalytical chemistry, materials science, electronic and production engineering, as well as two innovative SMEs in the full value chain from speciality materials suppliers, through mass producers, and to a global company in diagnostics with worldwide distribution networks.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

Address

Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
Bs16 1qy Bristol

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 504 876

Administrative Contact

Tony Killard (Prof.)

Participants (7)

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PRELONIC TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 73 688

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 158 721

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 695 051

NTERA LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 207 763

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 394 986

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 843 640

UNIPATH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 70 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 257372

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 851 152

  • EU contribution

    € 2 949 525

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom