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SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources

Exploratory Award

Proposal number EXAW-1999-00891

AcronymBDFAST

Proposal titleFast non-invasive bacteria determination in platelet units

AbstractCurrent developments in medicine has entailed an impressive growth in the use of Platelets

Concentrates (PC) for transfusion. Since a platelet unit is kept in 22°C for up to 5 days

after donation, it carries a major risk for bacterial contamination. Recent studies claim

that 2,5 % of all the platelet units tested shoved bacterial contamination, which in some

cases led to a lethal outcome for the patient. In order to ensure safe platelet transfusions,

sceening for bacterial contamination prior to transfusion is absolutely necessary. In

this project, a system based on an improved impedance technology, will be developed that

will identify and quantify bacterial contamination in platelet bags. - it is non-invasive -

it takes less than one minute - it does not require any reagents and specialised manpower

- it is not expensive The system will be realised by investigating : - the correlation of

electrical parameters and growth of microorganisms in PCs - the physical-chemical

property of PCs with and without microbial contamination and developing: - a sensor,

which can be integrated in the blood bags - an Industrial process to manufacture blood bags

with implemented sensors

Key ActionQOL-2.   Key action Control of Infectious Diseases

Start date6/07/2000End date6/07/2001

Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase6 months

SME CoordinatorDr Roman FELDBERGCompany sizeS2

SIROTECH LTD.

Building 13-B, Kiryat Welzmann-Science Park

PO Box 2390

76123 - Rehovot

Israel

Phone: 97289301786

Fax: 97289301917

Email: sirotech@netvision.net.il

Internet: www.incubators.org.il/03003.htm

SME Proposer(s)

SIEGERT THINFILM TECHNOLOGY GMBHGermanyS3

Profile of partners for joining the project

Business areas29 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

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