An FP7 EU Funded R&D Project

IMEC (Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center) is Europe’s leading independent research centre in the field of microelectronics, nanotechnology, enabling design methods and technologies for ICT systems. IMEC has a vast and proven experience in many areas, both on a scientific and valorisation level (in 2008: ~1500 journal papers and 88 patent applications of which 69 granted). The research at IMEC’s FNS group is performed by a multidisciplinary team of engineers, (bio)chemists, physicists, pharmacists, biomedical engineers, etc., all focusing on the use of microelectronics, nanotechnology and (bio)chemistry for the development of novel functional nanosystems for biomedical applications. Collaborations with various (inter)national universities, institutes and companies and successful participation in and coordination of several EU, national and bilateral projects proofs the excellent track record of the FNS group.

IMEC is the coordinator of the consortium. It is involved in developing techniques for cell counting, -characterization and -lysis by use of an active sieve. Furthermore, it developing technology for packaging and interconnection of active sieve and DNA detector chips.
IMEC vzw, Leuven, Belgium