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Plasmonic-based autOmated lab-on-chip SEnsor for the rapid In-situ Detection of LegiONella

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Project "POSEIDON" data sheet

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Organization address
city: FELTRE
postcode: 32032

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙068˙781 €
 EC max contribution 4˙068˙781 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics: Key enabling technologies related to micro- and nanoelectronics and to photonics, covering also quantum technologies)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2018-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CLIVET SPA IT (FELTRE) coordinator 626˙125.00
2    METROHM-APPLIKON NL (Schiedam) participant 1˙139˙500.00
3    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) participant 787˙031.00
4    ARC - CENTRO RICERCHE APPLICATE IT (PADOVA) participant 733˙812.00
5    PROTOLAB SRL IT (PADOVA) participant 372˙559.00


 Project objective

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by bacterium Legionella pneumophila, with a case-fatality ratio on the order of 10-15%. L. pneumophila proliferates in aquatic habitats, especially in potable water, air conditioning, hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, spa/natural pools. Actually, its detection and monitoring rely on time-consuming protocols (in the order of several days) based on in-vitro selective bacteria culture methods, performed by highly specialized personnel in dedicated laboratories. POSEIDON project targets to change the approach in bacteriological environmental monitoring and in infection risk management by developing a fully automatic and reliable system. Handling of the air/water sample will be designed and integrated in preconditioning system and microfluidic device through which whole bacteria cells will be transported from the sampling module to the sensing plasmonic surface. The complete measure protocol will be integrated and performed according to EU legislation guidelines. Specificity will be ensured by immuno-functionalization of gratings surfaces and enhanced system sensitivity will be granted by the optimization of the optical detection system architecture. Sensors based on Grating Coupled Surface Plasmon Resonance (GC-SPR) in azimuthally rotating configuration have recently proved sensitivity enhancement up to almost two orders of magnitude. Furthermore, the symmetry breaking related to grating rotation allows exploiting the incident polarization, more easily controlled with respect to incidence wavelength and angles interrogation. The prototype will be designed to be integrated in water distribution or HVAC systems in order to demonstrate its feasibility in industrially relevant fields and to open new applications and new market opportunities. POSEIDON project aims to address new solutions in this relevant health and safety societal challenge.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 F.J. Cruz, K. Hjort
High pressure inertial focusing for separation and concentration of bacteria at high throughput
published pages: 12001, ISSN: 1742-6588, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/922/1/012001
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 922 2019-05-30
2016 FJ Cruz, S Hooshmand Zadeh, ZG Wu, K Hjort
Inertial focusing of microparticles and its limitations
published pages: 12028, ISSN: 1742-6588, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/757/1/012028
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 757 2019-05-30
2017 J Cruz, S Hooshmand Zadeh, T Graells, M Andersson, J Malmström, Z G Wu, K Hjort
High pressure inertial focusing for separating and concentrating bacteria at high throughput
published pages: 84001, ISSN: 0960-1317, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6439/aa6b14
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 27/8 2019-05-30

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