Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique Sa
CSEM is a Swiss private non-profit
organisation providing access to technologies by carrying out
applied research, product research and development, feasibility
studies, product engineering and production of special devices.
CSEM's core expertise is in the areas of micro and nanotechnology,
microelectronics and information systems. CSEM operates from its
headquarters in Neuchâtel and also runs centres in Zurich, Alpnach,
Basel and Landquart. Presently, the organisation has a staff of
nearly 400 employees over two thirds of whom hold an academic
degree. It is supported with long term contracts provided by the
Swiss Government to finance applied research.
Role in the project
CSEM has three distinct roles in
the project: the project coordination (WP8), the realization of the
on-chip ENP detection module (WP3), and the design and fabrication
of cartridge modules for WP1-WP4. As project coordinator, CSEM will
focus on managing the scope, schedule and resources of the project
to achieve its objectives and on supporting the SMEs to maximize
their benefits. As WP3 leader, CSEM will drive the integration of
optical detection with microfluidic-based separation. As the
responsible for cartridge development, CSEM will support the SME
partners by providing the technology for miniaturization with the
goal of lowering reagent volumes and instrument size.