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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SME-2013-3 | Award Amount: 2.18M | Year: 2013

This DIMIDplus Demonstration Action is a direct follow-on of the DIMID (286692, FP7-SME-2011) project. The DIMID project is successful, on time, in its second year finishing in Sep 2013 and both its efficiency and its potential are proven already. The work achieved so far is promising to reach the set objectives. The mode of collaboration among the SMEs is productive. The SMEs form a strong consortium with the potential to market also a complex high-tech product like DIMID. This represents a significant value for the industrial strength of Europe. The RTDs have done and are still doing an excellent job. What remains is that the SMEs themselves invest a common effort into the last mile of commercialization, which shall be realised within this Demonstration Activity scheduled for 18 months. The DIMID project will lead to the first prototypes of low-cost impedance-based cytometer suitable for non-spherical cells. Based on these prototypes the DIMIDplus consortium aims to commercialize a portable impedance-based microfluidic cytometer equipped with disposable chips. The consortium of the DIMIDplus project consists of all formerly involved SMEs (ZURICH, CELLIX, CYTOGNOS) and is complemented by LABS64 (IT provider, specialized in software quality, verification and testing) and AMPHASYS (single-cell electrical impedance technology leader and IPR holder) to commercialize the DIMID device and the electronic unit by verifying their performance, further testing to increase reliability, checking CE conformity and product packaging.

Zurich Instruments Ag | Date: 2010-11-09

Instruments for the measurement and analysis of dynamic electrical signals, namely, signal amplifiers, impedance spectroscopes, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, lock-in amplifiers, frequency response analyzers, network analyzers, signal averagers, signal integrators, counters, FFT analyzers, programmable filters, phased locked loops; signal generators, namely, power supplies, sinusoidal signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, delay generators, frequency standards, clock generators; cables for the transmission of optical or electrical signals; accessories for the measurement of electrical signals, namely, cables, measurement cells, connectivity interfaces, power supplies, connectors, multiplexers; electrical sensors and transducers; electronic and optical signal transmitters and receivers; apparatus for recording, transmitting, processing, reproducing of sound, images, or data; software for the operation of the above-mentioned devices, all the above-mentioned goods being of Swiss origin. Scientific and technological services, namely, scientific and technological information in the field of testing and measuring dynamic signal analyses; scientific research and development; computer software design; design and development of computer hardware and software for electronic apparatus.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-2011-1 | Award Amount: 1.39M | Year: 2011

Cell analysis has become an important technique and represents a fast growing market for a wealth of applications in the fields of life sciences, medicine, food and environmental analytics. While clinical (diagnostic) and research applications in the healthcare and drug discovery markets demand rather complex analyses at the single cell level, routine and quality control applications in food analytics and bioprocess monitoring require simpler, quick and cheap analyses, which work more at the cell population level and provide only low-content average values instead of high-content single cell data. Many routine and quality control applications, however, would enormously profit from a higher information content of the analysis and make various processes at research and production levels more effective. This will lead to the first low-cost, portable impedance-based microfluidic cytometer equipped with disposable chips, which will enable a range of new analyses and diagnostic approaches that can be performed simply and quickly, without the use of a centralised resource. The system will rely upon the availability of highly accurate and specific disposable microfluidic chips, an high speed electronic control unit and a signal processing software which will allow to timely and accurately retrieve multiparametric information on the analysed sample.

Zurich Instruments Ag | Date: 2014-09-29

Software for measuring technologies as well as for apparatus and instruments for measuring, signaling as well as for checking (supervision), particularly electronic measuring apparatus, as well as signal generators and amplifiers; software for industrial automation as well as for the recording, monitoring and analysis of engineering, scientific and technical data.

Home > Press > Technical partnership at the top – Oxford Instruments and Zurich Instruments announce a technical collaboration for low temperature physics Abstract: Oxford Instruments (OI), market leader in cryogenic equipment, and Zurich Instruments (ZI), the technical leader for digital lock-in amplifiers, announce today their joint technical collaboration primarily focused on demonstrating how the efficiency of combining equipment from both companies results in reduced time between installation and measurement. The collaboration will yield a series of joint application notes featuring low temperature measurement techniques and applications. The two companies will also exchange technical expertise in order to improve their customer support for the low temperature community. Both companies are devoted to the objective of managing the increasing complexity and costs of low temperature research. “This collaboration continues to demonstrate the versatility of Oxford Instruments’ OptistatDry Cryofree® cryostat for optical and electrical applications. Our customers' demands for streamlined experiments and the joint demonstrations with ZI equipment provide the evidence for faster and more accurate measurements taken in less time,” said Dr Michael Cuthbert, Managing Director at Oxford Instruments Nanoscience. The OptistatDry comprises a range of compact cryostats with outstanding optical access, fast set-up and fast sample change, cooled by a closed cycle refrigerator. “Our lock-in amplifiers are designed for efficient and effective measurements. The high-end features and usability that we have developed for our instruments are now, with the MFLI lock-in amplifiers, available for low and medium frequencies”, said Sadik Hafizovic, CEO of Zurich Instruments. Covering the frequency range between DC and 500 kHz or, alternatively, up to 5 MHz, the MFLI ideally targets low temperature communities providing signal generation and measurement analysis all within its LabOne© software environment, resulting in an improved understanding of the signal quality during the course of their measurements. The first application note resulting from this collaboration has already been released. The publication relates to the characterization of a high temperature superconducting sample using the MFLI Lock-in Amplifier and the OptistatDry cryostat. Download the document from the ZI website http://www.zhinst.com/applications/appnotes and from the OI site http://www.oxford-instruments.com/businesses/nanotechnology/nanoscience/campaigns/application-note-using-optistatdry . You can also request more information at and . Issued for and on behalf of Oxford Instruments NanoScience. About Oxford Instruments NanoScience Oxford Instruments NanoScience designs, supplies and supports market-leading research tools that enable quantum technologies, new materials and device development in the physical sciences. Our tools support research down to the atomic scale through creation of high performance, cryogen free low temperature and magnetic environments, based upon our core technologies in low and ultra-low temperatures, high magnetic fields and system integration, with ever-increasing levels of experimental and measurement readiness. Oxford Instruments NanoScience is a part of the Oxford Instruments plc group. About Oxford Instruments plc Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion. The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments is now a global company and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors with a focus on nanotechnology. Its key market sectors include nano-fabrication and nano-materials. The company’s strategy is to expand the business into the life sciences arena, where nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; X-ray, electron, laser and optical based metrology; atomic force microscopy; optical imaging; advanced growth, deposition and etching. Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health. About Zurich Instruments Zurich Instruments makes lock-in amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and impedance spectroscopes that have revolutionized instrumentation in the medium-frequency (MF) up to the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) ranges by combining frequency-domain tools and time-domain tools within each product. This reduces the complexity of laboratory setups, removes sources of problems and provides new measurement approaches that support the progress of research. For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

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