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Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy (IMPACT)

Joyce Tait

Affiliated staff:   Gill Haddow

Funding: EPSRC

June 1 2013 – May 31 2018

Website: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/A41BA707-5B0B-46DE-BFA7-6C5A32FD029A

IMPACT is a 5-year, £5.2M research project, funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant, to develop new approaches to cancer treatment, using implanted, smart sensors on silicon, fabricated in the University’s Scottish Microelectronics Centre. IMPACT will use miniaturised, wireless sensor chips the size of a grass seed to monitor the minute-to-minute status of an individual tumour. This will allow RT to be targeted in space and time to damage cancer cells as much as possible. The team consists of engineers, chemists, veterinary clinicians, social scientists and human cancer specialists, led by Prof Alan Murray from the University’s School of Engineering.

The patient survey report published 15 May 2015 is available here: http://www.innogen.ac.uk/reports/1018.