The Symbiotic project, co-financed by the European Commission under the H2020 programme, has started on June 1, 2015. The 3-year long project will develop an autonomous biosensor, powered by a direct methanol fuel cell, capable of detecting cancer biomarkers. This mobile, small form and low cost device will allow individuals to screen for signs of cancer without the need for formal medical support.
To kick-off work, the five partners that are part of the consortium (ISEP, Imperial College, UNINOVA, VTT, and Aarhus University), plus the supporting organization INOVA+, met on June 2, 2015, at ISEP’s facilities in Porto city. In this meeting they made a general overview of the project, presented the five workpackages in which work is divided, discussed the work for the next six months, and debated the open technical points.
The meeting concluded on late afternoon, with all the primary points need to start work being agreed upon. It was also agreed to organise several web meetings in the upcoming months to further discuss the open technical points, and that a new consortium meeting will take place later in the year at partner Aarhus University’s premises.