The high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has major implications in the Western society. Within the Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project, Trans Tech Diagnostics (TTD) focuses on innovative research to develop improved cardiovascular diagnostics.
The research group of Prof. Dr. Luc Michiels, head of Immunology – Biochemistry at UHasselt (BIOMED), together with FOx BIOSYSTEMS as a Project Partner light (PPL), investigates the development of a novel diagnostic method to better evaluate the risk factors of developing CVD. During this project, a new prototype (demonstrator) of SPR optical fibers and measuring robot will be developed, which enables the concentration measurement of specific inflammatory biomarkers in patients with potential risk for CVD. FOx Biosystems will vouch for exchanging data and knowledge within the TTD project.
The project will be supported by Interreg TTD through a public private partnership for €48 000. The optimization of the demonstrator will be accomplished by focusing on three main points:
1) Production of the gold coated optical fibers,
2) Assurance of immobilization reproducibility of affinity molecules,
3) Demonstration of high sample sensitivity.
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