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October 12th, 2023:
Interested in nanomaterials for imaging, sensing, and therapy? Two EU projects REAP and SWIMMOT join forces and we are inviting you to our hybrid event in Santiago de Compostela, ES on October 23rd, 2023. Link is in the PDF and if you want to participate in person, please reach out to  Enjoy!

July 1st, 2023:

Our Finnish partners Prof. Tapio Niemi from the Tampere University and the CEO of Picophotonics Ltd. Antti Penttinen hosted the M30 consortium meeting for the project REAP in July 6-7. In addition to the extensive discussions about the progress made and the challenges we still face during the intensive meeting sessions, the attendees also got the opportunity to visit the optoelectronics and semiconductor labs at the Tampere University as well as the manufacturing facilities of Picophotonics Ltd. With several major deliverables expected in the next half a year, the consortium looks forward to another in-person meeting to be held in Torino, which will be hosted by Prof. Kristen M. Meiburger at the Politecnico di Torino.

Thank you again Tapio Niemi and Antti Penttinen for the wonderful organization and reception.

Selected members from the REAP consortium visited the cleanroom at the Tampere University after our M30 consortium meetings. Guess who they are!

May 25th, 2023:
We had a very interesting workshop on 20 April to familiarize the REAP consortium with the most relevant standards for this project. We even got an idea of how standards are defined in a young field like photoacoustic imaging. Thanks to all speakers for sharing your knowledge!

May 25th, 2023:
Great and intriguing REAP results were presented on 16 March 2023 in an AWARD-WINNING poster during the European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2023 held in Salzburg. Melanin positive cells in a spheroid model was detected by the REAP-enabled optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy system. Congratulations to Abigail J. Deloria and Shiyu Deng who contributed the most to this work! #PhotonicsEU #photonics21

March 16th, 2023:
Our REAP communication officer Abigail J. Deloria presented her wonderful results using OCT for trophoblast organoid cultures at the EMIM 2023 in Salzburg! Many interested attendees had in-depth discussions with her by the poster🤓 #photonics #PhotonicsEU #photonics21

January 18th, 2023:
Wishing all a prosperous 2023! M24 Meeting (12. -13.01.23) allowed to give a bird’s-eye view
of REAP’s progress and address challenges leading to a road map for an exciting up-coming

August 27th, 2022:
While Prof. Pelaz was sharing updates with the REAP consortium regarding how to bio-functionalize
nanoparticles to target cancer cells for in vitro experiments in Vienna
(Austria), her PhD student Elvira Garcia and PhD fellow Giulia Zampini present
their work at the conference Bienal 2022 in Granada (Spain)!

July 25th, 2022: The first in person REAP consortium meeting was successfully held in Vienna on 30 June and 1 July 2022. The Advisory Board Members also joined our meeting and gave us valuable suggestions and comments. Despite challenges and difficulties, the collective efforts from everybody guaranteed steady progress throughout the past 18 months. The REAPers are looking forward to the upcoming fruitful years!

June 27th, 2022: We are excited to have our REAP month 18 consortium meeting on 30 June – 1 July 2022 in Vienna! Looking forward to engaging discussions about the overall progress and outlook of REAP!

Feb 8th, 2022: 1 Year REAP! We recently held our 2-day consortium month 12 meeting to review current accomplishments and strategically plan for the upcoming year(s)! 

Nov 4th, 2021: Proud to announce two more publications funded by REAP and spearheaded by consortium partners (Medical University of Vienna and Politecnico di Torino)! Here


Sept 14th, 2021: In this month’s APL photonics issue a REAP funded project got published: “An optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy system using a fiber optic sensor” Have a look here

30.6.-01.07.2021 REAP’s project month 6 meetings: All European partners gathered online to intensely discuss progress of the first months regarding laser and detector development, system integration, automatic image analysis, contrast agents and organoid models to enable imaging drug tolerant persister cells in breast cancer model.

On our way to reveal drug tolerant persister cancer cells using multimodal optical imaging we are proud to share our first peer reviewed perspective article describing the general architecture of the project and the expected impact of REAP on the community! Check out our paper here!

Online Kick-off meeting: Jan 13 – 14, 2021


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