SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources
Proposal number EXAW-1999-01403
Proposal titleDIAGNOSTICS LAB ON A CHIP
AbstractThe problem is increasing demand on healthcare systems, for reasons including the ageing
European population and the availability of more diagnostic tests due to the human
genome project. For this a rapid, cost effective solution is required. We propose to develop
a diagnostics lab on a chip. LabChip will greatly accelerate the diagnostics process by
miniaturisation and increased detection sensitivity by integrating multiplex molecular
biology with dielectrophoresis, Brownian ratchets and micro electro mechanical systems.
This will allow several genetic tests to be conducted at the point of care. Cooperative
research across Europe will enable this, gathering skills and reflecting healthcare in
different member states. The deliverable will be a working chip for chosen diseases ( e.g.
salmonella) ready for validation and legislative approval. The technology will then be
applied to other diagnostics.
Key ActionQOL-3. Key action The "Cell factory"
Start date20/11/2000End date20/11/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase6 months
SME CoordinatorMR ALEX BATCHELORCompany sizeS2
51 BURY STREET
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MEDIATORS DIAGNOSTIKA GMBHS2