FP7 CANDO - A step forward in monitoring pancreatic cancer
The objective of the CanDo project is to develop a biosensing platform for the early diagnosis, staging, monitoring and prognosis of pancreatic cancer, and potentially all cancers. The platform is based on the capture of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from the peripheral blood for subsequent enumeration and molecular characterization. Current CTC diagnostic and monitoring limitations will be overcome through the use of technologies that include a cell capture system that has already been proven and various micro nano-bio and bio-photonic systems, that have reached maturity from previous projects. The CanDo project is carried out by a multidisciplinary consortium that consists of academic research partners with cutting-edge expertise in the different technologies, along with all the industrial stakeholders and end-users from the value chain including clinics and pharma.
CTC, Pancreatic Cancer, Molecular diagnosis, Molecular pahtology, molecular biotechnology, single molecule analysis, single cell analysis, cell sorting, early disease detection, lab-on-a-chip, ring resonator, micro-nano-bio photonic system, biosensor, CanDo, point of care, Raman, RCA, Microfluidic chips, oncology, label-free, cancer
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Within the project, we aim to develop a small technical lab-on-a-chip device that isolates and analyses circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from peripheral blood.


The key is in the combination of state of art cell isolating, counting and sorting technologies and techniques that TOGETHER provide multiparameter sensing.


Given the challenging goals of realising this innovative technology, we have brought together key European players that are each (amongst) the top performers in their respective field in Europe and/or world-wide

Welcome to the CanDo Project!


CellCollector™ for in vivo CTC collection, courtesy of Gilupi


Bowties substrates for
SERS, courtesy of University of Valencia


CanDo platform, courtesy of Ikerlan


Rolling circle products, courtesy of Stockholm University


Cell trapping, courtesy of
Microfluidic ChipShop


Si nanophotonic IC, courtesy of IMEC.