Launch of LIBRA Project
LIBRA: Light based multisensing device for screening of pathogens and nutrients in bioreactors
The LIBRA Project was officially kicked-off via a meeting that took place in Athens, Greece on January 13th, 2023. All members of the consortium joined the meeting by discussing thorough LIBRA’s workplan, specifying comprehensively the role of each partner in the project and defining the future steps and milestones.
LIBRA project introduces a benchtop smart multi-sensing system for the in-line automatable screening of cultivation processes in bioreactors. The LIBRA sensing technology lies in the use of light based integrated on-chip, real time sensors. A novel integration procedure of the photonic platforms together with disposable microfluidic modules and biofunctionalization units will result in a modular system with interchangeable components enabling the screening of nutrients and pathogens in bioreactor samples, according to the end users need. Furthermore, the LIBRA system will be able to be attached and integrated to various bioreactor systems regardless of their form factors, spanning from stirred tank bioreactors to single use bioreactors (SUB). LIBRA relies on a highly multi-disciplinary consortium comprising expertise and specialization in several fields spanning photonics, surface functionalization, microfluidics, advanced packaging and assembly, artificial intelligence and bioreactor manufacturers.
LIBRA project will be fulfilled by eleven (11) partners from six (6) countries among which:
7 companies: LioniX International B.V., Optagon Photonics, AnalysisMode by Fibo Labs Ltd., DEMCON DAM-E B.V., PhosPrint P.C., Scinus Cell Expansion B.V., Ecovamed
4 Academic organizations: Institute of Communications & Computer Systems of the National technical University of Athens that coordinates the action, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Aarhus University-Aarhus University Hospital, SCEM.
LIBRA Project Facts
Programme Call: HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01
Type of action: HORIZON-RIA
Project number: 101093150
Project funding: 4.430.525,00€
Duration: 36 months
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon research and Innovation programme
under grant agreement No 101093150