1- Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland

Founded in 1984, CSEM is a Swiss private non-profit organisation providing access to technologies by carrying out applied research, product research and development, feasibility studies, product engineering and production of special devices. CSEM’s core expertise is in the areas of micro and nanotechnology, microelectronics and information systems. CSEM operates from its headquarters in Neuchâtel and also runs centres in Zurich, Alpnach, Basel and Landquart.

Nanomedicine Division

The focus of the CSEM Nanomedicine Division in Landquart is the development and integration of innovative nano- and bio- technologies into product platforms addressing relevant problems in health care.

Microelectronics Division

The CSEM Microelectronics division has more than 20 years experience in ultra low power analogue, digital and mixed signal ASIC design. During the last years, CSM has eestablished a strong competence in low power communication and wireless sensor network (WSN).

 

 

 

 

2-Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy

The Joint Research Centre is a research based policy support organisation and an integral part of the European Commission. The JRC is providing the scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies.

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

The mission of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to provide scientific support to the development and implementation of EU policies related to health and consumer protection. JIH will participate in this project, with the NanoBiosciences (NBS) Unit.).

Institute for Environment and Sustainability

The Molecular Ecotoxicology group of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) at the JRC will align estrogen and aryl hydrocarbon receptors from several aquatic organism to identify the common sequences, cloning, expression of receptors as well as generation of mutated receptors.

 

 

 

 

 

3-Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Switzerland

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) was founded in 2000 with the mission of providing an original contribution to biomedical research in the field of host defence from infectious agents, tumours and neurodegenerative diseases.

 

 

 

 

4-Optics Balzers AG, Liechtenstein

Optics Balzers is a globally recognized leader in customized optical thin-film coatings and components for the photonics industry. The company possesses a broad and in-depth knowhow in optical thin-film coating processes, complemented by sophisticated patterning, glass bonding and sealing, and further processing capabilities necessary for producing optical thin film coated components up to optical subassemblies. Highly experienced and skilled development and engineering teams closely collaborate with customers to develop innovative solutions meeting their specific requirements. Optics Balzers are at the forefront of markets in the photonics industry such as Biophotonics, Lighting & Projection, Sensors & Imaging, Space & Defence, and Industrial Applications.

 

 

 

 

5-RIKILT Institute Wageningen, The Netherlands

RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, part of the Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO), is an independent institute that carries out legislative and policy-supporting tasks for the Dutch government and international bodies with regard to the safety, health and quality of agricultural and horticultural produce. At RIKILT the chemical, biochemical and microbial quality of feeds and foods such as feed ingredients, compound fodders, dairy products, fruits, vegetables and meat is ascertained with a multidisciplinary approach. Prohibited substances such as growth hormones, residues of veterinary drugs, animal proteins, pesticides and environmental contaminants are measured, to determine whether they met statutory limits or company standards. Therefore, the institute has high quality testing facilities and conducts research aimed at developing methods for analysis of both primary products as well as end products.

 

 

 

 

6-Elysium Projects Ltd. , United Kingdom

Elysium Projects Ltd is an SME based in Bangor, North Wales which carries out research and development and develops associated products in a number of areas. These include electrochemical water treatment systems, sensors and some plant extracts and these relate to either health or environmental applications. EPL has access to appropriate expertise resources as well as analytical and laboratory facilities in the public and private sectors.

EPL will validate the sensitivity, selectivity and ruggedness of the sensors under laboratory conditions and will set up appropriate testing facilities.

 

 

 

 

7-National Institute of Biology/ Marine Biology Station, Slovenia

The National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station (MBS) is the only research group in Slovenia devoted to maritime scientific research and professional work. Collaborating with high calibre foreign marine research centres, it represents a national focal point for development in the area of marine research.

MBS core task is the testing of the biosensors in sea water and fish farming and demonstration of impact of pollution on the pelagic ecosystem.