Project ALMOND

Launch Project

AlLergen Management phOtoNics Device

Project ALMOND

Nº Project: INNCAD00/18/025

Program: Consolidación de la cadena de valor empresarial

Title: AlLergen Management phOtoNics Device

LUMENSIA SENSORS was funded in 2013 with the aim of developing biosensing devices based on its Photonics Integrated Circuits property technology. Where application fields are Health, Food Safety, Environment and Defence.

LUMENSIA SENSORS has already developed a sensing platform based on its photonics technology for the detection of allergens in food matrixes. That technology allows a fast detection of allergens (20 min) with highly impressive features as multianalyte possibility (up until 6 allergens simultaneously), label-free, accuracy, specificity, high sensitivity (Limit of detection lower that ppm) and low cost (disposable cartridge manufacturing costs below 10€).

With the proposal INNCAD00/18/025, LUMENSIA aims to reach maturity of the technology and to be ready for product certification phase and subsequent commercialization during 2019. Tasks to be carried out from August to December_2018, are focused towards the improvements in some critical parts of the already developed sensing platform in order to overtake current version functional limitations. With this objective, there are necessary new specific developments not only in hardware but also in software for signal processing.

This project is part of a much bigger proposal that was awarded by the European Commission with a Seal of Excellence in the call [H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 (H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2)] in May 2018. However, finally it was not a founded project.

LUMENSIA will commercialize a product in two different market segments: On the one hand, meat sector companies that are large enough to have their own laboratories. On the other hand, laboratories offering analytical services to another companies. Very important companies have shown they support to LUMENSIA project as well as their interest to this technology. Furthermore, LUMENSIA has guaranteed the value chain by signing contracts with critical suppliers in order to guarantee the industrial production.