An integrated microbiosensor system for patient monitoring by measurement of extremely low analyte concentrations present in the blood

Project: Research

Description

PAMELA aims at developing an instrument that allows very fast blood analysis to determine the presence and amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) present. This parameter is important for the follow-up of prostate cancer.
It is the idea that the instrument would be ultimately used by an urologist or even a general practitioner at his doctor's cabinet. This would allow for a better patient care because of easy follow-up of disease progress and consequently a faster adaptation of the person-specific prostate cancer therapy.

The instrument is modular giving it a generic nature. The knowledge gathered during the project will allow it to be adapted for diverse other clinical applications.

This website is setup to promote public awareness of EU-funded research actions. We, the scientists involved, would also like to exploit it to get your personal feedback. Whether you are a collegue-scientist, a potential user of the instrument, an instrument-manufacturer, a patient or a socially involved subject with an opinion, we would like to receive your comments on the envisaged instrument, the setup, this website'
AcronymPAMELA
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0031/12/02

Keywords

  • surface
  • Biosensors
  • prostate cancer
  • interface
  • acoustic wave
  • plasmon resonance