Agreement No: 1.1.1.1/21/A/053

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.