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Final Report - PINVIALEG (Portable microfluidic-based device for in situ detection of viable legionella)

Project ID: 262561
Funded under: FP7-SME


This is the final report of the PINVIALEG project which was funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project aimed to develop a portable microfludic device composed of a filtration and bacteria collection system, a disposable card and a user-friendly readout system. Following a brief description on key results, the report provides a concise overview of the key findings within the project. It places the results in the broad perspective of the complete project and includes the major insights that have been obtained, their relation to the main objective and the necessary actions to progress further towards their goal at the end of the project. The report notes that the prototypes have great market potential separately, but especially as combined tool for rapid, same day diagnostics for water pathogens like Legionella. The combination of the filtration unit prototype, rapid nucleic acid amplification of solely viable RNA and the prototype lateral flow detection strip (NALFIA technology), allow for easy and simple to use on site diagnosis of presence of Legionella. Application of the combined system will lead to dramatic reduction in time and costs, and gives rise to increased human safety and a higher level of Legionella prevention strategies.

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