MetaboliQs

MetaboliQs

Project to improve the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases using room-temperature diamond quantum dynamics to enable safe multimodial cardiac imaging.

MetaboliQs is a European collaboration between research institutes and companies to leverage room-temperature diamond quantum dynamics to enable safe multimodal cardiac imaging to improve the diagnosis of Cardiovascular Diseases.

MetaboliQs is a 3-year project, part of the Quantum Flagship intiative. Launched in October 2018 the project received €6,667,801.25 in funding.

Project goals :

  • Develop nanodiamonds with nitrogen vacancy centers for hyperpolarization
  • Develop a diamond based polarizer that can operate at room temperature for preclinical experiments in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

These goals aim for the use of hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at room temperatue using long-time-stable hyperpolarized marker molecules, allowing for:

  • Clinical care of very high volumes of patients
  • Drug discovery improvements
  • Access to affordable healthcare
  • Synergetic collaboration with the medical imaging and quantum sensing European infrastructure

Partners

MetaboliQs brings together a multidisciplinary consortium:

  • NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH (NVIS), Ulm, Germany
  • Fraunhofer IAF, Freiburg, Germany
  • Bruker BioSpin GmbH (BBS), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Element Six Limited (E6), Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
  • Swiss Federal Institue of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Timeline

October 2018

MetaboliQs chosen as one the Quantum Flagship's ramp-up phase projects

MetaboliQs receives €6,667,801.25 in funding for the 3-year project.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Dr Christoph Nebel

Coordinator

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

MetaboliQs project targets breakthrough in cardiac metabolic MRI - Physics World

Web

November 14, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Bruker BioSpin GmbH (BBS)

Frank Laukien

Karlsruhe, Germany

Analytical Instrumentation

Element Six Limited (E6)

Walter Huhn

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Optics

NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH

Sella Brosh

Ulm, Germany

Medical Imaging

References

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