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Title: Czech University is looking for partners and a coordinator among SMEs, Universities and Research Organization for the Horizon2020 - SFS-10-2017 call
TypeName: Research & Development Request
Country: Czech Republic
Summary: Czech University is looking for partners and a coordinator among SMEs, universities and research organizations for the H2020 - SFS-10-2017 call- Point-of-Care devices for rapid detection of bacteria and viruses (pathogens treatment). The aim of this project proposal is to provide an ultra-fast and accurate molecular diagnostic Lab-on-chip instrument for detection of bacteria or viruses, e.g. S. aureus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Description: Concept of the project:
An urgent need for fast and accurate diagnostic tests has been clearly identified for the case of the future outbreaks of emerging diseases in plants or terrestrial animals. The rapid and accurate diagnosis of diseases during early stage of infection is a decisive step for risk assessment. Nowadays, bioanalytical and molecularly-biological instruments are able to provide accurate results; however, these instruments cannot be easily transported and used in the field tests. The gold standard for accurate diagnostics, (Real-Time) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is also limited in terms of processing time, high costs, and in most cases also in terms of ease of use and the need of special laboratory facilities.
The aim of this project proposal is to provide an ultra-fast and accurate molecular diagnostic Lab-on-chip instrument for detection of bacteria or viruses, e.g. S. aureus, SARS, MERS.

Programme conditions
H2020 - SFS-10-2017 - Point-of-Care devices for rapid detection of bacteria and viruses (pathogens treatment)
Sustainable food security – resilient and resource-efficient value chains

Expressions of Interest deadline - 31. December 2016
Call Deadline - 14 February 2017
Call Deadline - 2nd stage - 13 September 2017

Type of partner sought: SMEs, Universities, Research Organization

Role of the partner:
- Integration
- Clinical facility with the ability to work with bacteria and viruses
- Manufacturing of Chips
Advantages: The Czech University is able to provide spectral and/or electrochemical detection based on labels (quantum dots) to enhance the sensitivity. If the sensitivity needs to be enhanced, it is able to provide its expertise in designing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on a chip. In addition of that, it is also able to prepare different kinds of nanoparticles (Au, Ag, Pt, Rh, Ru, Se, etc.), carbon nanomaterials and quantum dots (CdTe, CdSe, CdS, ZnS, core/shell, etc.) with different modifications. The Czech university has also experience with antibodies and it can also prepare peptides for specific targeting. In our laboratory, it can test antibacterial properties of drugs and new compounds and we have perfect results with selenium nanoparticles.
Comments: Comments Regarding Stage of Development: TRL 1
RequestId: 35

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