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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN | Award Amount: 4.13M | Year: 2012

The need for quantitative and fast identification of trace gaseous compounds in complex chemical matrices continuously pushes the limits of analytical chemistry in many areas of relevance to the EU, including food, health, the environment, and security. A relatively new broad-based and rapidly growing analytical technique, proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), combines excellent chemical specification with ultra high detection sensitivity in real-time, but is only partially exploited owing to the lack of a focused research programme in terms of its scientific fundamentals and applications, and owing to a lack of an intersectoral and interdisciplinary based forum for the exchange of ideas and best practice to further develop PTR-MS. The demand for PTR-MS is outstripping the supply of highly qualified chemists who cannot only use the technology, but who also have a broad background in analytical chemistry, and are capable of leading multidisciplinary research/commercial activities. There is an urgent need within Europe for the harmonized training of ESRs in analytical chemistry within many sectors and across many disparate scientific disciplines and applications. The overall goal of this multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ITN is to train the next generation of analytical scientists in the skills necessary for the development and use of PTR-MS and other analytical technologies (including GC-MS, SIFT-MS and IMS) for the detection of trace gaseous compounds. Our vision is to enhance our understanding of the crucial role these chemicals play in many complex chemical environments and the underpinning science needed to develop techniques to address major analytical challenges. The network is intersectoral in nature combining commercial (both manufacturers and end-users), governmental and academic concerns using a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques, to address a number of topical analytical issues in an interdisciplinary cooperative.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IAPP | Phase: PEOPLE-2007-3-1-IAPP | Award Amount: 1.19M | Year: 2008

Proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) uses chemical ionisation to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) virtually in real time. PTR-MS has found numerous applications. For the last nine years IONICON has manufactured and distributed more than 100 instruments all over the world. The customers are scientists and technicians from universities and renowned companies. As exciting as this tool is, the PTR-MS technique does not yet have the full analytical capability to distinguish between isobaric species. Very recently, scientists from UIBK combined a compact TOF-MS from TOFWERK with a PTR source successfully. This PTR-TOF prototype offers the following features: an extremely high mass resolution, m/delta(m) ~ 6.000 which allows the separation of isobaric species! to record full mass spectra up to 500 Dalton within a second! This represents an increase of the duty cycle by more than a factor of 100 compared to conventional PTR-MS The overall objective of this project is to link three leading European academic institutions, having expertise in plant biology, environmental science, and food, /food packaging with two innovative SMEs through an intensive transfer-of-knowledge approach. This link will facilitate the application of the recently developed PTR-TOF instrument for various scientific pursuits and hence will speed up the devices time-to-market release. The expected impact of this project is manifold and will lead to the following: New scientific results in the research fields of plant biology, environmental science, and food sciences Training of scientists to use PTR-TOF technology with the long term goal that they will continue to perform research with this technology Development of an unprecedented, high resolution mass spectrometry technology (PTR-TOF) which is capable of detecting VOCs in real time Direct testing of a PTR-TOF prototype at lead customers involving direct collaborations with the prototype developers


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 2.54M | Year: 2016

Soft chemical-ionization mass-spectrometry (SCIMS) is an exquisitely sensitive analytical technique with applications to health, the environment and security that are vital to the EU. However, the recent, rapid and widespread adoption of this technique has caught Europe unprepared. The resultant shortage in analytical chemical expertise has created an urgent need for highly skilled young researchers to be trained in the wide variety of SCIMS methods. IMPACT addresses this skills shortage by establishing an intersectoral and multidisciplinary SCIMS training network. IMPACT also brings cohesion to the fragmented SCIMS research and development activities within the EU. To date, most SCIMS developments have been driven not by users but by manufacturers, whose main focus has been on increased sensitivity. However, just as crucial is improved selectivity. Indeed, many users consider improved selectivity to be the key to taking SCIMS technology to a whole new level. Instead of private and public sectors working independently, we need a fresh, intersectoral approach. IMPACT will achieve this through intersectoral work packages and multidisciplinary research projects. In place of major and costly changes in instrumental design, IMPACTs projects will focus on developing new methods for improved chemical specificity by manipulating ion chemistry. Hence, IMPACTs fresh approach will produce a step change in SCIMS instrumentation to deliver both economic and societal benefit to the EU. Specifically, IMPACT will train 10 ESRs within an integrated partnership of commercial, governmental and academic organisations, with planned secondments, 5 Advanced Training Courses, 7 interactive Complementary Skills Workshops, and 4 ESR Centred Research Meetings. IMPACT will therefore provide Europe with both a world-class capability in SCIMS technology and a cohort of highly trained researchers who will bring the benefits of that technology to citizens across the EU.


This report studies sales (consumption) of BET Analyzer in Europe market, especially in Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy, Benelux and Spain, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering HORIBA Micromeritics Metrohm Beckman Coulter IONICON Analytik SSABETa ... View Full Report With Complete TOC, List Of Figure and Table: http://globalqyresearch.com/europe-bet-analyzer-market-report-2016 Market Segment by Countries, this report splits Europe into several key Countries, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of BET Analyzer in these countries, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like Germany France UK Russia Italy Spain Benelux Split by product type, with sales, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Dynamic Method, Static Method Type III Split by application, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of BET Analyzer in each application, can be divided into Chemicals Materials Others Europe BET Analyzer Market Report 2016 1 BET Analyzer Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of BET Analyzer 1.2 Classification of BET Analyzer 1.2.1 Dynamic Method, 1.2.2 Static Method 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Application of BET Analyzer 1.3.1 Chemicals 1.3.2 Materials 1.3.3 Others 1.4 BET Analyzer Market by Countries 1.4.1 Germany Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.2 France Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.3 UK Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.4 Russia Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.5 Italy Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.6 Spain Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.7 Benelux Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.5 Europe Market Size (Value and Volume) of BET Analyzer (2011-2021) 1.5.1 Europe BET Analyzer Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 1.5.2 Europe BET Analyzer Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 10 Europe BET Analyzer Manufacturers Analysis 10.1 HORIBA 10.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.1.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.1.2.1 Type I 10.1.2.2 Type II 10.1.3 HORIBA BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 10.2 Micromeritics 10.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.2.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.2.2.1 Type I 10.2.2.2 Type II 10.2.3 Micromeritics BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 10.3 Metrohm 10.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.3.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.3.2.1 Type I 10.3.2.2 Type II 10.3.3 Metrohm BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 10.4 Beckman Coulter 10.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.4.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.4.2.1 Type I 10.4.2.2 Type II 10.4.3 Beckman Coulter BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 10.5 IONICON Analytik 10.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.5.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.5.2.1 Type I 10.5.2.2 Type II 10.5.3 IONICON Analytik BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 10.6 SSABETa 10.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 10.6.2 BET Analyzer Product Type, Application and Specification 10.6.2.1 Type I 10.6.2.2 Type II 10.6.3 SSABETa BET Analyzer Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 10.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview ... Global QYResearch ( http://globalqyresearch.com/ ) is the one spot destination for all your research needs. Global QYResearch holds the repository of quality research reports from numerous publishers across the globe. Our inventory of research reports caters to various industry verticals including Healthcare, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Technology and Media, Chemicals, Materials, Energy, Heavy Industry, etc. With the complete information about the publishers and the industries they cater to for developing market research reports, we help our clients in making purchase decision by understanding their requirements and suggesting best possible collection matching their needs.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: HEALTH.2010.1.2-1 | Award Amount: 5.41M | Year: 2011

The LCAOS project will develop and test a new diagnostic tool, able to detect: (i) the presence of lung cancer (LC), and (ii) an increased risk of a patient developing LC in the future. Diagnostic tests currently available are unsuitable for widespread screening because they are costly, occasionally miss tumours, are not time-efficient, nor free of complications. LCAOS will overcome these problems by using an approach based on volatile biomarkers emitted from cell membranes. A multidisciplinary effort, incorporating nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, medical oncology, and computation strategies, will develop a highly-sensitive, inexpensive, and fast-response, non-invasive, artificial nose (known as, NaNose), building on the coordinators earlier success in this area. The NaNose will be able to detect pre-neoplastic volatile biomarkers that indicate an increased genetic risk of LC, and the presence of LC. It has already been established that these biomarkers can be detected either directly from the headspace of the cancer cells or via exhaled breath. LCAOS will: (i) develop arrays of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors (FETs) of non-oxidized, molecule-terminated silicon nanowires (Si NWs); (ii) test the ability of these devices to sense volatile LC biomarkers from in-vitro tissue, and exhaled human breath; (iii) study the signal transduction mechanism of the volatile biomarkers, using pattern recognition; (iv) improve systems to enable the NaNose to distinguish the targeted biomarkers from environmental clutter, using methylation, expression profiling, and genome-wide sequencing; and (v) perform clinical-related studies to assess LC conditions in actual patients & tissues, and in the presence of real-world confounding signals. Validation will be carried out by clinician partners and professional mathematicians and computer scientists. Resources will also be allocated to ensure the commercial potential of the sensor device layout.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN | Award Amount: 3.77M | Year: 2012

The aim of CLOUD-TRAIN is to establish a multi-site network of Early Stage Researchers (here predominantly PhD students) and Experienced Researchers at 10 partner institutions across Europe. The role of aerosol nucleation for atmospheric CCN levels, clouds and climate is investigated. The influence of various vapours and ions for aerosol nucleation, growth and cloud processes is studied to significantly improve our understanding of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing as well as feedback mechanisms. The major focus of the network will be three sets of common experiments on ternary nucleation (ion-induced and neutral) and ion-aerosol-cloud interaction carried out at CERN to which all trainees contribute. These experiments are conducted at the newly established unique aerosol chamber CLOUD that is exposed to a CERN ionizing particle beam where the effects of cosmic rays on aerosol and clouds can be efficiently simulated. At the CLOUD chamber nucleation experiments are performed at an unprecedented level of precision and completeness using highly innovative instrumentation. A comprehensive high quality training programme is set up for the fellows. Additional to the experiments at CERN, they are brought together for network training events such as annual summer schools and workshops for integral data analysis. Courses by world leading experts are taught spanning from general aerosol chemistry and physics to specialized sessions. The summer schools and workshops are specifically tailored to the needs of the trainees and are scheduled in addition to the national PhD programmes of their hosting institutions. Comprehensive transferable skills training is included (e.g. scientific writing, presenting talks, interaction with the media, entrepreneurship, IPR, management). Five network partners are from the private sector (2 full, 3 assoc.). Secondments are planned for each fellow to broaden the experience and to include exposure to another sector.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2009-2.3-01 | Award Amount: 4.88M | Year: 2010

Terrorist attacks by bombing or CBR-agents are threats with a low probability but with disastrous consequences. There is strong need to protect people, the societal community and critical infrastructures and utilities against being damaged, destroyed or disrupted by deliberate acts of terrorism. Solutions have to be derived to realize sufficient resilience of the urban infrastructure for rare occasions with minimum effect on normality. Hitherto, normal regulations and building guidelines do not take into account the CBRE threat. Fortunately, the required specialist knowledge is available on explosion dynamics, response of structures, dispersions of toxic agents and the injuries. This knowledge should be explored to derive the required solutions. Therefore, the SPIRIT Consortium was formed to bring the required expertise together, make these commonly available and to find solutions that can be integrated into normal life and planning and building procedures. Within SPIRIT a terrorist attack with the whole scope of CBRE-threat is addressed. The main outcome of the project is an integrated approach to counter CBRE-threats, including proposed guidelines for a EU Regulatory Framework. With this approach, government, end users of buildings and designers can define and achieve a desired level of protection. The SPIRIT contribution to built infrastructure protection will be: - A methodology to quantify the vulnerability of built infra in damage, number of injuries and loss of functionality and services; - A guidance tool to assess the vulnerability and define efficient and effective countermeasures to achieve a required protection level; - Draft guidelines to enable safety based engineering and the incorporation of CBRE protection; - A suite of ready to use CBRE countermeasure products. The overall goal of the SPIRIT project is to contribute to people safety and increase the resilience of built infrastructure against a terrorist attack.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2015 | Award Amount: 1.27M | Year: 2016

MARSU is a collaborative (4 Member States , including one participant from the non-academic sector, and six Third Countries from South America, Africa and Asia) with the goal of gaining new knowledge and reducing the uncertainty about the effect of aerosols deriving from the air-sea exchange on climate and atmospheric composition connected to air pollution. The results from this key interdisciplinary project will have impact on current and future industrial and legislative developments. Aerosols and clouds have been identified as one of the largest uncertainties in our understanding of the atmospheric and the climate system. In this context, the MARSU team will conduct experiments in dedicated set-ups throughout the member organisations; combined with efforts in the field to determine the organic composition of aerosol particles and its evolution in the Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) and to come up with a revised picture of the effect of sea salt aerosols on climate. Major gaps of knowledge exist in relation to the organic matter present in aerosol particles, which originates from the organic microlayer at the surface of the ocean. The characterization of the organic content of the aerosol particles, the evolution of the chemical and physical properties, interaction with air pollution and effects on climate-related topics form the foci of this proposal. The MARSU consortium brings together world-leading expert scientists conducting cutting-edge laboratory, simulation chamber studies, field sampling and analysis, analytical method development, and modelling studies. A comprehensive and integrated approach to the development of researchers in the key areas of atmospheric science and their link to the oceans and climate is essential to support industrial and legislative development. MARSU will benefit from the strong involvement of a full partner from the private sector who will host researchers and develop research in close collaboration in other MARSUs partners


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN | Award Amount: 2.38M | Year: 2008

The aim of the proposed Marie Curie Initial Training Network is to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers (ESRs, here predominantly PhD students) at 9 partner institiutions across Europe to investigate various aspects of the interactions of cosmic rays with aerosols and clouds, which bears on the possibility of a solar indirect contribution to climate change. Besides the individual research of the ESRs at their hosting institutions, the major focus of the network will be two sets of common experiments on ion-induced nucleation and ion-aerosol interaction carried out at CERN to which all ESRs contribute. These experiments are conducted at an aerosol chamber that is exposed to a CERN elementary particle beam where the effects of cosmic rays on aerosol and cloud formation can be efficiently simulated. A comprehensive training programme is set up for the network participants. Additional to the experiments at CERN, the trainees are brought together by several network training events such as annual summer schools and workshops. Here, courses and lectures by world leading experts are taught spanning from aerosol chemistry and physics in general to specialized sessions on subjects such as ion-induced aerosol nucleation or influences of galactic cosmic rays on paleo-climate. The summer schools and workshops are scheduled in addition to the national PhD programmes of their hosting institutions where a variety of courses is available to the ESRs . The summer schools will include training on complementary skills such as writing scientific publications, preparing and presenting talks and seminars, interaction with media, commercializing scientific results. A multitude of secondments are proposed in which individual ESRs visit other institutions of the network to conduct specific research tasks there that will broaden their research experience and skills.


Herbig J.,IONICON Analytik GmbH | Beauchamp J.,Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging
Journal of Breath Research | Year: 2014

Despite growing interest and considerable progress in breath research over the last decade, standardized practices for the sampling and analysis of breath gas volatiles remain elusive. The primary reasons for this are (a) the rich chemical diversity of exhaled breath that covers an extensive range of volatile organic compounds at highly varied concentrations, (b) the vast disparity in the analytical tools employed, (c) diverse study goals and (d) the presence of (unidentified) confounders. These aspects place stringent but divergent demands on sampling and analysis: each analytical tool, target compound and concentration range requires its own specific protocol and in many cases the latter two are not even known a priori. The ongoing rapid developments and constant discoveries in the field of breath research and the lack of established best practices in breath gas sampling and analysis currently preclude an acceptable overall standardization of these methods. This paper addresses these manifold issues and suggests a framework that separately considers individual stages of sampling and analysis with a view to establishing standardization in the analysis of breath gas volatiles to suit different target compounds and analytical technologies. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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