The AmpliSens Consortium met for the kick-off of the project past 15th of December 2022. The Consortium is led by BioEclosion, partnering with ‘Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’ (Research group led by Prof. Isabel Pividori), ISGlobal (Research group led by Prof. Quique Bassat) and EureCat technology center. Dr. Jofre Ferrer-Dalmau, CEO from BioEclosion S.L., will coordinate this project, granted under the call for ‘Proyectos de colaboración público-privada 2021’ from Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and funded from European Union – Next Generation EU/PRTR (Sept 2022 – Aug 2025).
The aim of the project is to develop a rapid and portable molecular test for the screen-out of neonatal sepsis due to Group B streptococcus (GBS) of the suspected newborn and for the screening of pregnant women. The proposed test can be used both in low resource settings where microbiological cultures are not available, and in high income countries to dramatically improve turnaround times for results and reduce costs.
For more information, check the project website.