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OptoLabCard is the acronym chosen to designate the project named "Mass produced optical diagnostic labcards based on micro and nano SU8 layers" (contract number 016727 for specific targeted research or innovation project - Sixth framework programme / 2nd Joint call IST-NMP):

  • Budget: 2,975,501€

    • Funded: 1,649,901€ (55.45%)

  • Duration: 36 months (2005-2008)

The project, co-ordinated by Ikerlan, a member of the IK4 research alliance and CIC microGUNE, aims the development of a quick, portable and low-cost pathogen detection device (Lab on a Card) that integrates optoelectronic, microfluidic and microbiological advances. The device consists of a hand held base unit and a disposable cartridge (labcard) made of a negative thick photoresist (SU8). This instrument will carry out a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) automatically from sample preparation to an optical detection in 15 minutes.

Sixth Framework Programme site Cordis site The European Commission site
Sixth Framework Programme Cordis The European Commission