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Beca de investigación. Búsqueda de empresas especializadas en fabricación de instrumentos médicos y analíticos

Resumen

Tipo:
Búsqueda de socios
Referencia:
RDIT20170517001
Publicado:
21/06/2017
Caducidad:
21/06/2018
Resumen:
Un grupo de investigación italiano ha desarrollado un antibiograma micromecánico para el análisis de infecciones bacterianas, un nuevo dispositivo para detectar movimientos de bacterias. Las bacterias crecen en un pequeño sensor micromecánico y cuando están vivas el sensor detecta y amplifica su movimiento. El grupo de investigación busca compañías especializadas en fabricar instrumentos médicos y analíticos. Gracias a una subvención regional, podrán desarrollarse conjuntamente los resultados de investigación con una beca de un año. La fecha límite de la convocatoria es el 30 de agosto de 2017 y el plazo para presentar expresiones de interés finaliza el 15 de julio.

Details

Tittle:
Research Grant - Looking for companies involved in the production of medical and analytical instrumentation.
Summary:
An Italian research group has developed a micromechanical antibiogram for bacterial infection analysis (a new device to detect bacteria movements). They are looking for research collaborations with companies involved in the production of medical and analytical instrumentation. A regional grant can support the co-development of the research results by paying the costs of one year research fellowship.
Description:
The Italian research group has developed a device that detects bacteria movements. The bacteria are grown on a small micromechanical sensor, and when they are alive their motion is detected by the sensor and amplified. When the bacteria are killed by the proper antibiotic they stop moving and no signal is detected. The approach proposed may implements an higly packed large array of sensors (up to 1000 sensors over a 1cm squared chip) with a suitable microfluidic circuit for the individual antibiotic delivery: this combination may, in principle, consent to screen up to 1000 different molecules on the same chip.

They are preparing a project proposal that can fund (thanks to a regional programme) one year fellowship grant.

They are looking for a company active in the field of medical and analytical instrumentation interested in the co-development of the technology. The company role will be to collaborate with the research group and the dedicated fellow in order to achieve a proof-of-concept (potentially ready to be used by the company).

Deadline of the call: 30/08/2017
Deadline for EoIs: 15/07/2017
Advantages and Innovations:
The technology is an alternative approach that can provide results in real time on the effective microbial susceptibility to specific antibiotics, improving the prognosis and the healing of the patient and reducing mortality risk and hospitalization costs. This time reduction would allow achieving faster treatments tailored to the patient, which would be more effective and better tolerated. Antibiograms are sensitive only to the suppression of the bacteria replication process and after the treatment the bacteria may be still alive and start a recurrences after several days. The micromechanical sensor proposed allows to detect the vitality of the bacteria and can discriminate between dead and alive bacteria, thus selecting the proper antibiotic to treat the infection. Moreover the technology can evaluate in parallel hundreds of different antibiotic molecules, speeding up the screening drug rates.

Partner sought

Partner Sought:
Type: companies involved in the production of medical and analytical instrumentation. Role: co-development of the research results with the aim of being exploited by the company.
Type of Partnership Considered:
RDR

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Italian

Dissemination

Programme-call

Call name:
Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Advanced manufacturing and processing, Biotechnology
Deadline for Call:
30/08/2017