Project

Bacterial EV - BEV

Acronym
Bacterial EV - BEV
Duration
15 July 2019 → 31 March 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering not elsewhere classified
Keywords
HIV biomarker Bacterial microbiota gut extracellular vesicles cancer
 
Project description

The specific objectives of this IOF project are: (1) further development of results in support of patent applications, (2) further validation of the use of bacterial extracellular vesicles (BEV) as a diagnostic marker for permeability and dysbiosis of the intestine in a larger cohort of HIV patients and cancer patients treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy or immunotherapy, (3) bioinformatics analysis of the microbial dysbiosis data and of the recently obtained proteome data whereby new biomarkers linked to BEVs can be obtained: new IP can be filed , (4) market analysis, identification of industrial partners who are interested in a further R&D type collaboration with the ultimate goal of licensing the technology.