17 February 2014
The European Network of Excellence for Biophotonic Photonics4Life welcomes a new Associated Partner – the Molecular Photonics Laboratory (MPL) of the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome. MPL will contribute to P4L with its expertise in organic nonlinear optics and integrated optics. More recently it entered the field of Biophotonics and after five years experience is now coordinating the EU project BILOBA – Bloch surface electromagnetic wave bio-sensors for early cancer diagnosis.
BILOBA plans to develop and pre-clinically validate a multifunctional point-of-care platform that is capable of performing real-time cancer biomarker detection in a tandem configuration. The BILOBA project consists of 9 participants from four different European countries including four companies. Sapienza University will extend the P4L network’s possibilities and its scientific portfolio towards organic integrated optics.
More information about the new Associated Partner: www.photonics4life.eu/P4L/About-Photonics4Life/Members-Partners/Sapienza-University-of-Rome
More information about BILOBA: www.biloba-project.eu
Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.
Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]
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