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INTOPSENS

A Highly Integrate Optical Sensor for point of care label free identification of pathogenic bacteria straisnand their antibiotics resistance


Acronym: INTOPSENS
Project type: European
Period: 01-09-2008 / 31-08-2011
Reference: FP7-ICT-2007-2-223932
Coordinator: KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Web: www.ee.kth.se/intopsens/
Research lines involved: Biophotonics, Micro/Nanofabrication


Project description:
Sepsis is a bacterial infection in the blood. It is a life-threatening condition, characterized by multi-organ failure. In the EU alone, sepsis claims ~146,000 lives/year and is responsible for EUR 7.6 billion/year health care costs.
InTopSens is a multidisciplinary project involving the emerging fields of photonics structures, electronics, fluidics and bio-chemistry, to contribute to the development of high value sensor technology for a fast and low-cost diagnosis of sepsis.
This objective will be addressed through the demonstration of a compact polymer and silicon-based CMOS-compatible photonics sensor system. It integrates two label-free biomolecular recognition photonic sensor technologies with sensitivities as low as 0.1ng per ml, state-of-the-art in label-free integrated optical biosensors, with novel coupling technology that will permit very high integration of hundreds of sensing areas on a 1mm2 photonics chip.


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Participants:

  • KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN (SWEDEN)
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS (DENMARK)
  • FARFIELD GROUP LTD (UK)
  • UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN (BELGIUM)
  • MOBIDIAG (FINLAND)
  • UNIVERSITEIT GENT (BELGIUM)