The MIRACLE project (Magnetic Isolation and molecular analysis of unmarried disseminated and circulating tumor cells on chip), is a thinking formed by groups of researchers and industrial operators crossways Europe united to beat cancer. The European Union has funded this project with the goal of developing a system LOC (Lab – on-a – chip) which intends ” level to the goal: a system that is automated and programmed to detect tumor cells disseminated and circulating. With this system you shall have a cancer diagnosis faster and safer.
To date, the research teams have worked and are working to discover treatments and cures for new methods to beat primary tumor in the initial place. Unluckily, regardless chemotherapy treatments, primary tumor cells can survive and spread to other parts of our body, causing the development of so-called metastasis or secondary tumors.
For these cells known “occult “can go unnoticed for numerous diagnostic tests and spread to other areas through blood flow. Thanks to the project MIRACLE, these cells “hidden “can be recognized and go behind as both therapy and what happens to pathology. Presently, analysis of tumor cell detection is performed merely in costly medical laboratories, which take a long time (about 24 hours) to analyze and monitor them.
Thanks to the project MIRACLE such analysis shall be conducted in a faster and less costly. The project, led by the Interuniversity Microelectronics middle (IMEC) in Belgium, shall use electrochemical sensors to detect cancer cells before, and to extract their genetic stuff then, in a manner that shall amplify the markers to beat cancer. With this new project shall have a new cancer diagnostics and treatments tailored?