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Ongoing projects

KARDIATOOL – An integrated POC solution for non-invasive diagnosis and therapy monitoring of Heart Failure patients – Further information on CORDIS web site or on KardiaTool project web site
Funded under H2020-NMBP-X-KET-2017 – grant agreement n°768686 – Duration: 42 months, 2017 – 2021
Partners: Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280 (coordination), The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (FORTH Greece), the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute of the National Microelectronics Center (CSIC Spain) and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (CSIC Spain), The Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (University of Pisa – Italy), The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Germany), Biotray (SME France), Micronit Microtechnologies (The Netherlands), IMEC (Belgium), The Medical School of University of Ioannina (Greece), Valotec (France), IFC-CNR (Italy), Enachip (US), University of Surrey (UK), STOP HF Unit (University College Dublin – Ireland)
Objective The aim of the KardiaTool project is to translate a laboratory proven concept of a saliva biosensor to the clinical practice for addressing the priority needs in personalized HF diagnostics and therapy monitoring at the point of care. The KardiaTool platform includes: (i) An easy to use portable POC device (KardiaPOC) with a disposable Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC), for the non-invasive, rapid and accurate qualitative and quantitative assessment of HF biomarkers, from saliva samples.

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Funded by Haly Spirit University of Kaslik and UK Lebanon TechHub – Duration: 36 months, 2017 – 2020
coordination: Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280

MICROMOLE – Sewage monitoring system for tracking synthetic drug laboratoriesFurther information on CORDIS web site
Funded under H2020-EU.3.7., program H2020-FCT-2014 – grant agreement n°653626 – Duration: 36 months, 2015 – 2018
Partners: Politechnika Warszawska (coordination), Centraline Laboratorium Kryminalistyczine policji, Bundeskriminalamt, Blue Technologies SP Zoo, Capsenze Handelsbolag, JGK Tech EHF, Fraunhofer Gesellshaft, Stiching Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Universiteit van Tilburg, Universiteit Gent, Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280, Universitaet des Bundeswehr Munchen.
Objective The aim of this project is to design, develop and test a prototype of a system for legal recording, retrieving and monitoring operations of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) and ATS precursor laboratories in urban areas. The sensor system will be installed within the sewage system and will track waste associated to ATS production. Criminal investigators and forensic specialists will use the system in case of: (i) initial general suspicion of ATS production in a certain area, for locating laboratories by monitoring the sewage system for long time periods; (ii) strong suspicions that in a well confined area ATS is being produced, for collecting material for forensic analysis and potential use in court, and for aiding in the planning of LEA raid operations.

HEARTEN- A co-operative mHEALTH environment targeting adherence and management of patients suffering from Heart Failureweb site
Funded under H2020-EU.3.1., program H2020-PHC-2014 – grant agreement n°643694 – Duration: 36 months, 2015 – 2018
Partners: Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280 (coordination), Lyon Ingénierie Projets, Everis Spain SL, AppArt SA, the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB) of the National Microelectronics Center (CNM), The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Rostock University Medical Center, the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry and the Department of Department of Surgery, Medical, Molecular, and Critical Area Pathology (University of Pisa), The Andalusian Health Service, YourDATA SRL, Caredome – a subsidiary of BIOAXIS Healthcare, SESA NV Group.
Objective HEARTEN will design, develop and validate an ICT co-operative environment that will enable the HF patients to achieve sustainable behavior change regarding their adherence and compliance, and the ecosystem actors to be engaged and improve the patients’ HF management.

SEA-on-a-CHIP – Real time monitoring of SEA contaminants by an autonomous Lab-on-a-CHIP biosensor web site
Funded by The Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, FP7-KBBE, program FP7-OCEAN-2013 – grant agreement n°614168 – Duration: 42 months, 2014 – 2018
Partners: Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – CSIC (coordination), Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia – CSIC, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona – CSIC, Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280, AEIFORIA, Plymouth Marine Laboratory – PML, Organizacion calidad y proyectos – OQP, Instituto Portugues do Mar e da Atmosfera – IPMA, university of Barcelona, Superior School of Sant’Anna, Intrarom S.A., Capsenze Handelsbolag, CEST GmbH, University of Ioannina, NIVA, SCALPERO SA, Istituto Delta Ecologia Applicata, Institut CAtal de Recerca de l’Aigua, Skaloma SA, Plymouth University
Objective The main goal of the SEA-on-a CHIP project is to develop a compact, miniaturized and autonomous multianalyte immuno-sensor with impedimetric transduction. The platform will be able to perform the measure of eight representative compounds in duplicates simultaneously. The system will be build in order to work with one-month autonomy and measuring in real time at least once per hour. The units will be tested throughout the lifetime of the project and calibrated to state-of-the-art of chemical analytics.

Achieved projects

COMOS – Optical point of care system for heart failure mass screeningFurther information on CORDIS web site
Funded under H2020-EU.13.2, program Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – grant agreement n°661484 – Duration: 24 months, 2015 – 2017
coordination: Institute of Analytical Science – UMR 5280
Objective The Scope of this project is to develop a tool for HF-biomarkers detection through saliva. The idea is to combine the knowledge of the experienced researcher in microelectronics and CMOS imagers with the competences of the hosting laboratory on bioMEMs for biomarkers immobilization to develop an innovative point-of-care system for a fast and precise detection of HF-biomarkers. The proposed device will allow a mass screening for the prevention of HF and other pathologies related to the cardiovascular system.

SMARTCANCERSENS – Micro/nanosensors for early cancer warning system – diagnostic and prognostic informationFurther information on CORDIS web site
Funded under FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES, program Marie Curie Action “International Research Staff Exchange Scheme” – grant agreement n°318053 – Duration: 36 months, 2013 – 2016
Partners: Institute of Technology Tallaght (coordination – Ireland), university of Bucharest (Romania), Universty of Tarragona (Spain), university of Coimbra (Portugal), University of Linköping (Sweden), Institute of Analytical Science (France)
Objective The goal of the EU-funded SMARTCANCERSENS project was to coordinate collaboration of European and international partners enabling introduction of novel methodologies for detection of specific biomarkers. The idea was to develop sensitive devices based on nanostructured electronic sensors that are suitable for medical laboratories. The devices would be able to detect various biomarkers including small molecules, metal ions, enzymes and cancer-related proteins.