EXUS as Partner
A novel and green mobile One Health laboratory for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks
Innovative One Health solution for infectious disease detection
Climate change and rising temperatures have facilitated the emergence of arboviruses that arrive in Europe through mosquitoes and ticks (arthropod vectors). Successfully monitoring zoonotic outbreaks requires a One Health approach to examine samples from humans, animals and the environment close to the vectors' habitat. This makes mobile laboratories necessary for ensuring a quick response to epidemic outbreaks in remote areas. The EU-funded MOBILISE project will develop an innovative mobile One Health laboratory solution. The laboratory will receive human, animal and environmental samples and host a whole genome sequencing platform for pathogen discovery and epidemiological analysis. Pilots will be conducted in Europe (Austria, Greece and Romania) and Africa.
10/2022 - 09/2025
3,999, 891,25 €
MOBILISE will develop a novel quality assured, container-based, mobile One Health laboratory solution, to provide the first BSL4 capacity to many European countries. It will receive human/animal/environmental samples for molecular diagnostics, serology, microbiology, and host a One Health whole genome sequencing platform for pathogen discovery and epidemiological analysis. We will further develop novel rapid diagnostic tests, customized to European BSL-3/4 pathogens, and machine readable from within the BSL-4 glovebox. A novel AI-based “Emergency Operating Centre and decision support system” software will assist end-users in coordinating MOBILISE laboratory fleets across Europe and manage outbreaks in real-time. The laboratory will be field-tested by National agencies and first-responders in Austria, Romania, Greece and Africa to TRL-7. Through smart engineering a major novelty is the green laboratory design on an electric/hybrid truck platform, its energy-efficient workflows and equipment, and the use of solar and wind-energy – compliant with the European Green Deal.
BERNHARD-NOCHT-INSTITUT FUER TROPENMEDIZIN (Germany)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Austria)
EXUS SOFTWARE MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS (GREECE)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT (Germany)
AGES - OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH (Austria)
FILIALA DE CRUCE ROSIE SECTOR 5 (Romania)
BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL SRL (Romania)
MDSC SYSTEMS OU (Estonia)
ETHNIKOS ORGANISMOS DIMOSIAS YGEIAS (Greece)