Quarterly news: Dr.phys Krisjanis Smits and Msc.chem Edgars Vanags visited PROMES-CNRS in France, where they successfully prepared materials for SERS substrates.
The second meeting with CeramOptec was held on May 24. Current progress and future tasks were discused.

The project is co-financed by REACT-EU funding for mitigating the consequences of the pandemic crisis

Information updated on 30.06.2022


Agreement No:

Type: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Project Leader: Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia (ISSP UL), Dr.phys. Krisjanis Smits.

Project partner: SIA Ceram Optec

Total budget: 540 467.91 EUR

Project description: The main goal of the project is to develop a precise and simple to use testing system for the rapid determination of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein based on Raman spectroscopy. The proposed Industrial research project will be implemented by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) and Ceram Optec LLC. This multidisciplinary project consists of the research activities in Physical (1.3) and Chemical (1.4) sciences, Materials science (2.5) and Nanotechnology (2.10), according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Frascati Manual.

Tasks: The planned results of the project are: 3 original research publications, accepted for publication in the high-level peer reviewed scientific journals; 1 Latvian patent; 2 prototypes of new products (optical fiber bundle and test cell), presentation of project results at 7 international conferences.


Project news

The project meeting was held on February 10 at the CeramOptec facilities in Livani. During the event, the project's cooperation was discussed, as well as the requirements for the initial design of the optical fiber bundle prototype that would be developed in frame of this project.

Currently, work is being done on the project to make SERS substrates, development of optical fiber bundles, and procurement preparation of the materials needed for the project.

Information updated on 31.03.2022