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Light based multisensing device for screening of pathogens and nutrients in bioreactors

LIBRA project

LIBRA project introduces a benchtop smart multi-sensing system for the in-line automatable screening of cultivation processes in bioreactors. The LIBRA sensing technology lies in the use of light based integrated on-chip, real time sensors. A novel integration procedure of the photonic platforms together with disposable microfluidic modules and biofunctionalization units will result in a modular system with interchangeable components enabling the screening of nutrients and pathogens in bioreactor samples, according to the end users need. Furthermore, the LIBRA system will be able to be attached and integrated to various bioreactor systems regardless of their form factors, spanning from stirred tank bioreactors to single use bioreactors (SUB).


LIBRA relies on a highly multi-disciplinary consortium comprising expertise and specialization in several fields spanning photonics, surface functionalization, microfluidics, advanced packaging and assembly, artificial intelligence and bioreactor manufacturers.

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Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting

Prof. Ioanna Zergioti will be one of the panellists in the thought-provoking panel discussion featuring key leaders from reasearch, politics and industry in the field of photonics at the Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting in Brussels on 14 & 15 May.


M9 Review Meeting of LIBRA Project

2023 LIBRA (Light Based Multisensing Device for Screening of pathogens and nutrients in Bioreactors) M9 Meeting Review has been completed via a meeting on October 20th. 

The meeting had a hybrid form: online as well as in Athens, Greece hosted by partner National Technical University of Athens (ICCS/NTUA). 

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Libra project questionnaire

To optimize the LIBRA system, we are looking for your input on end-users’ requirements and needs for this platform. Could you spare 5-10 minutes to fill in this questionnaire. It would be great if you can submit your response before the 14th of June. Thank you for your time and help!

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Kick- off meeting of LIBRA project

On January 13th, 2023 LIBRA (LIGHT BASED MULTISENSING DEVICE FOR SCREENING OF PATHOGENS AND NUTRIENTS IN BIOREACTORS) was officially kicked-off via a meeting that took place in Athens, Greece. The consortium composed of 7 companies and 3 academic institutions that presented their work plan within which they will successfully accomplish the project’s challenges.

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