Partners

Project Coordinator: Philips

Philips

Contact: Joke Orsel (joke.orsel [at] philips.com)

Website: www.philips.com

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare.

IMEC

IMEC

Contact: Geert Van Steenberge (geert.vansteenberge [at] imec.be)

Website: www.cmst.be

www.imec.be

IMEC is an independent research centre in microelectronics founded in 1984 by the Flemish Government. IMEC plays an important role in Europe as an independent laboratory, which anticipates the industrial needs in the field of microelectronics.

The IMEC-CMST group is specialized in electronic interconnection and assembly on various substrates (laminate, thick and thin films, flex and stretch substrates), optical interconnection and opto-electronics packaging, micro-displays and mixed signal IC design, bringing together expertise from electronics, mechanics, physics and chemistry. The CMST is not only performing basic fundamental research on the above mentioned topics, but is also heavily involved in industrial research through its participation in numerous industrial research projects, funded by the national funding agencies or the European Commission, or in bilateral cooperation with industry.

PolyAn

PolyAn

Contact: Fridtjof Lechhart (mail [at] poly-an.de)

Website: www.poly-an.de

PolyAn is a nanotechnology company specialized in the modification of surfaces using Molecular Surface Engineering (MSE). Since 1996 PolyAn develops and manufactures consumables for applications that require high signal-to-noise ratios. PolyAn provides solutions for multiplex diagnostic and LifeScience research applications where decreasing sample volumes often aggravate unspecific interactions with the surface while low biomarker concentrations cause an insufficient test sensitivity.

PolyAn’s product portfolio includes one of the broadest selections of consumables for microarray applications, e.g. plastic and glass slides as well as functionalised 96-well plates for DNA-, peptide- or protein microarrays. Additionally, PolyAn produces monodisperse PMMA microparticles (beads) for multiplex bead assays, calibration and flow cytometry.

As part of our Molecular Surface Engineering service we offer functionalised consumables and substrate materials for OEM applications, which are tailored to specified customer requirements.

TU/e

TU/e

Contact: m.merkx [at] tue.nl, l.j.van.ijzendoorn [at] tue.nl and m.w.j.prins [at] tue.nl

Website: www.tue.nl

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a leading university of technology in The Netherlands with a strong focus on health. In this area more than 250 researchers from different departments are working together to develop advanced technologies. Key topics include biosensors, protein engineering, chemical biology, regenerative medicine, and molecular imaging. Groups active in these fields are united in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (www.tue.nl/icms). TU/e’s strong links with industry and healthcare enable the University to translate research into tangible new products and services.
TU/e groups participating in NextDx are:

Protein Engineering: http://w3.bmt.tue.nl/en/research/divisions_bme/molecular_bioengineering_... (m.merkx [at] tue.nl)

Molecular Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics: www.phys.tue.nl/mbx (l.j.van.ijzendoorn [at] tue.nl and m.w.j.prins [at] tue.nl)

HyTest

HyTest

Contact: Alexander.Postnikov [at] hytest.fi

Website: www.hytest.fi

HyTest Ltd. is a biotechnology-oriented company based in Turku, Finland, that manufactures and markets high-quality immunological reagents for industrial and research applications. The product portfolio includes cardiac markers, hormones and toxins, human proteins, neuroscience-related reagents, infectious and autoimmune disease reagents.

HyTest was established in 1994 and has experienced rapid growth over the subsequent years, to a current turnover of 10.5 M€. HyTest is a leading supplier of several reagents worldwide, such as antibodies and antigens of troponin I and troponin complex. HyTest antigens (troponin complex and myoglobin) have been selected as international reference material.

HyTest is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company for the manufacture and distribution of immunological reagents. HyTest strives for the complete understanding and satisfaction of the needs of our customers in industrial and research communities. The company is a member of a number of standardization committees for cardiac disease-related markers within the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (D-dimer, Cystatin C, PAPP-A, Troponin I) and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (BNP and NT-proBNP).

UBremen

UBremen

Contact: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wriedt (thw [at] iwt.uni-bremen.de)

Website: http://www.iwt-bremen.de/en/process-chemical-engineering/powder-and-part...

At Bremen University, the group on " Process & Chemical Engineering, Powder and particle measurement" is mainly working in optical particle characterization for different sizing problems such inhomogeneous liquids, coated spheres, nonspherical or rough particles and multiple particles in the measurement volume. This includes development of new instruments based on Laser diodes, photodetectors, CCD detectors as well improvement of inverse techniques for light scattering problems.

Major research projects are in light scattering simulation e.g.development of the NFM-DS (nullfield method with discrete sources) and Monte Carlo code for particles having inclusions. Other projects are to design nonspherical latex particles and to develop piezoelectric droplet generators for microdosing and particle characterization applications.