BioNano activities

Image cytometer using CMOS

Ultra-sensitive bio-sensing and bio-nanodevices

Project description

We are developing a new image cytometer based on CMOS technology. It allows us to detect and count particles and cells. For example we have demonstrated the detection of E-coli and Legionella in water in a concentration of 0.2CFU/ml. Together with other partners, within the European H2020 project CYTOWATER, we plan to exploit the technology for portable and fast detection of micro-organisms in environmental, industrial and bathing water. We are also collaborating with local hospitals to evaluate the platform for early detection of invasive bacterial diseases, especially suitable for remote areas that lack of clinical infrastructures.

ICFO groups associated with the project

External collaborations

LABAQUA SA, Spain. MEM-TEQ VENTURES LIMITED, UK. MICROTEC GESELLSCHAFT FUR MIKROTECHNOLOGIE MBH, Germany. BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS, France. CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACIÓN PRIVADA, Spain. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu

Selected publications in this project

News

  • Photonics for early diagnosis of IBD

    ICFO and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu team up to detect early stage Invasive Bacterial Diseases.  Invasive bacterial diseases (IBD), responsible for illnesses such as pleuropneumonia, meningitis or bacteremia among others, are a serious threat to global health, especially to children and the elderly. Rapid diagnosis is crucial and vital for the patient because although … Continue reading →

  • ICFO & CYTO-WATER

    The project aims at developing a new device to detect microorganisms in industrial and environmental waters. The CYTO-WATER project, funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Program, has officially been launched with the aim of performing the first market application of a new imaging cytometer platform for the detection of microorganisms in industrial … Continue reading →

Funding

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 642356
Fundacio Privada CELLEX Barcelona
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), through European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through grant TEC2013-46168-R
AGAUR 2014 SGR 1623
NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division in the framework of “Science for Peace”

▲ Image cytometer using CMOS