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This comics book was developped by the Labonfoil projet, a research project funded by the European Commission. I am not the author, just uploaded so that people can view this magnificent piece of science dissemination.

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  • 1.Contract no. 224306LABONFOIL Laboratory Skin Patches and SmartCards based on foils and compatible with a Smartbiophone. INSTRUMENT: Large-scale integrating project (IP) D2.3 Scenarios of Labcard and Skin Patch Due Date of Deliverable:1-7-2008 Completion Date of Deliverable: 28-9-2008 Start date of project: 1-5-2008 Duration:31-4-2012 Responsible partner for deliverable: IKERLANRevision:v3.1Project co-funded by the European Commission withinthe 7th Framework ProgrammeDissemination LevelPU PublicPP Restricted to other programme participants (including the Commission Services)RE Restricted to a group specified by the consortium (including Commission Services)CO Confidential, only for members of the consortium (including Commission Services)

2. 1 1 3. 1 2 4. 1 3 5. 1 4 6. 2 1 7. 2 2 8. 2 3 9. 2 4 10. 3 1 11. 3 2 12. 3 3 13. 3 4 14. 4 1 15. 4 2 16. 4 3 17. 4 4 18. LABONFOILVisionObjectivesPortable diagnostic tools are urgently required to ensure rapid,The objective of the LabOnFoil project is to develop ultra-low-costaffordable and simple analysis in many scenarios that willlaboratories on chips (LOC) without compromising timebenefit our society (e.g. in; hospitals, airports, doctors practice, response, sensitivity or simplicity of use. The user will obtainroadside police controls, natural environment). the test results using a very popular interface (a smartphone)However, conventional analytical methods often require a largeand a set of Labcards and skin patches, where the sample prepa-volume of sample and complicated time-consuming protocols.ration and detection take place. The project will validate theCurrent portable devices are based on less sensitive immunoch-devices in four applications:romatographic strips or electrochemical detection systems, whe- Labcard for marine algae analyisis, climate change, CO2reas desktop systems (though sensitive and semi-automatic) aresequestration, and toxic blooms.bulky and heavy. Labcard for Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. detectionin slaughter houses and farms. Labcard for Colorectal Cancer monitoring using blood. Skin patch for cocaine consumption testing of professionaldrivers.StrategyDue to the biomicrofabrication results achieved within theconsortiumand remarkable synergy with organicoptoelectronics, lamination and biological reactions,the consortium can now seize the opportunity todevelop a fully integrated device with ultra-low cost.The combination of these technologies will produce asuccessful portable diagnostic device able to analyse all majorbiomolecule classes (proteins, RNA and DNA) in a wide range ofapplications. The future mass production of these novel diagnostic componentswill be guaranteed by the development of manufacturingThe new testing devices will consist of a lab-on-a-chip (LOC)equipment. This will provide, at last, a standardised solution toembedded in a smartcard or a skin patch. The Labcard and Skinmanufacture truly ultra-low-cost Lab-on-a-chip microsystems. ThePatch components will be manufactured using a reel-to-reeldramatic cost reduction will be based on the use of large filmssystem radically decreasing the price to 1% of existing systemsinstead of wafer substrates. The smart mobile phone will offer(wafer based).a vast range of straightforward communication and interfacecapabilities. This strategy will turn a smartphone into a portablediagnostic device. The Labcards and the skin patches willdemonstrate the wide range of applications and the potential ofthe technology. 19. Project IKERLAN-IK4, S.Coop. (Project Coordinator) Spain GAIKER-IK4 Technological Centre Spain University Of Southampton United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council United Kingdom Dep. Micro and Nanotechnology (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) Denmark National Veterinary Institute (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) Denmark Fundacin Vasca De Innovacin E Investigacin Sanitarias Spain Politechnika Wroclawska Poland Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. Germany Biosensia Limited Ireland TATAA Biocenter AB Sweden EVGroup E. Thallner Gmbh Austria Biotools Biotechnological & Medical Laboratories S.A. Spain Micro Resist Technology Germany Gema Medical S.L. Spain Deliverable objective The purpose of the diffusion of these four stories is to obtain a feedback from interested people who read it. Feel free to contact us or send us your opinion about the envisioned device and its applications. It would be highly appreciated. Contact Jess M. Ruano-Lpez IKERLAN-IK4, S.Coop. J.M Arizmendarrieta, N. 2 20500 Arrasate-Mondragn SPAIN e-mail: Web site: Timeline: Start: 01-05-08 End: 30-04-12 Budget: Overall Cost: 7.097.808 EC Funding: 5.300.000 Supported by FP7 Contract number: 224306