Memorias de investigación
Research Project:

Research Areas
  • Blood physiology,
  • Clinical medicine,
  • Sensor devices,
  • Sensors for biologic applications,
  • Laser devices

Food allergy is an immune-based disease that has become an important public health problem that affects children and adults and may be increasing in prevalence.In the US, food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 years and 4% of teens and adults, and its prevalence appears to be on the increase. Globally, it is estimated that over 6% of the population, around 200 to 250 million people, suffer from some food allergies, affecting more than 17 million people only in Europe. The main objective of this proposal is translating an optical diagnostic technology already proven in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, to the clinical routine, addressing a priority healthcare unmet need from the laboratory to the clinic. The unique features of AllerScreening will allow clinicians to early detect main food allergies (at least the 90% of European food allergies) through a simple test using a drop of sera, reducing the cost and technical requirements of the current clinical practice. This new and innovative cost-effective sensing system for the in vitro component diagnosis of food allergies will be feasible thanks to the multiplexed disposable BioKits and the optical Pont-of-Care (PoC) reader in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, allowing the adoption of a novel PoC diagnostic device specific for food allergies
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Comisión Europea
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Granting date
  • Director: Miguel Holgado Bolaños UPM
  • Participante: Victor Canalejas Tejero UPM
  • Participante: Maria Fe Laguna Heras UPM
  • Participante: Rocio Lopez Espinosa UPM
  • Participante: Mª Victoria Maigler López UPM
  • Participante: Ana Lopez Hernandez UPM
  • Participante: Beatriz Santamaria Fernandez UPM
  • Codirector: Araceli Diaz Perales UPM
  • Participante: Maria Garrido Arandia UPM
  • Participante: Alejandro Romero Sahagun UPM
  • Participante: Francisco Javier Sanza BioOptical Detection SA
  • Participante: María Victoria Maigler BioOptical Detection SA
  • Participante: Fatima Fernández Consulting Químico Sanitario S.L
  • Participante: Holger Becker MICROFLUIDIC
  • Participante: Maria Jose Torres SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
  • Participante: Riccardo Asero Clinica San Carlo
  • Participante: Didier Ebo UANTWEROEN
  • Participante: Eva Untersmayer-Elsenhuber Medizinsche Universitaet wien
  • Participante: Knut Brockow Linikum Rechts Der Isar der technischen universitat Munich
  • Participante: Teresa Molina López Agencia de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias de Andalucia

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Óptica Fótonica y Biofotónica (GOFB)
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB