Project: Metrology for the characterisation of biomolecular interfaces for diagnostic devices

Diagnosing and managing disease is increasingly reliant upon the detection and measurement of biomarkers. This type of in vitro diagnostics is vital for cost effective healthcare, point-of-care monitoring and personalised medicine, but can also benefit forensics, food production, ecology and sports science. In vitro diagnostics use specific molecules called probes that are attached to a surface where they capture the specific ‘target’ biomarkers. The reliability of this technique depends on the ability to control how the probe molecules are presented at the interface, which is where they come into contact with the biomarkers. This project will meet the needs of diagnostic device manufacturers in the rapidly growing diagnostic device industry by providing guides, standards and protocols, and by assessing new and emerging techniques capable of targeting many different biomarkers simultaneously.

Acronym HLT04 BioSurf (Reference Number: HLT04)
Duration 01/05/2012 - 30/04/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
6 Chalmers tekniska hoegskola AB Sweden
7 Technische Universität Berlin Germany