A New Bio-Sensor Concept for Medical Diagnosis: Targeted Micro-bubbles and Remote Ultrasound Transduction

(TAMIRUT)

 
Project Overview
 
The overall objective of TAMIRUT was to develop an innovative bio-sensor concept devoted to advanced medical diagnosis, in which the biological material is carried by targeted micro-bubbles injected inside the body and the transducer is remote.
 
The project goal was to exploit targeted micro-bubbles as bio-sensors producing measurements that would significantly complement the ultrasound molecular imaging and improve the medical diagnosis potential. Among many potential medical applications, TAMIRUT project addressed the early detection, the assessment of the micro-vessel density, and the correct staging and grading of the prostate cancer.
 
Partners Involved
 
  • Esaote SpA (Italy)
  • Bracco Research S.A. (Italy)
  • University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • Fraunhofer IBMT (Germany)
  • University of Genova (Switzerland)
  • Vermon S.A. (France)
  • University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • SignalGeneriX Ltd (Cyprus)
  • ErasmusMC Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
 

 
  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme for research and technological development Project No: 016382.