Earlier this year, the DIM ELICIT announced a special call for proposals, aimed to support projects developing innovative technologies and methods regarding the analysis, diagnosis and/or treatment to fight SARS-CoV-2.

We are now happy to announce that seven projects were selected within the frame of this call.

The selected projects:

– Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses tropism in 3D models of human pulmonary epithelia

– Single molecule characterization of the activity of an enzyme and its inhibitors involved in SARS-CoV-2 replication

– Low cost assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 using antigen-displaying bacteria, lateral flow assay, and magnetic capture

– Volumetric approach to vascular consequences of the COVID-19 in both adults and children

– POSCOVD: Towards a population-scale Covid-19 diagnosis

– Corona-Intestine – Development of human intestine biomimetic to study SARS-CoV-2 infection in the gut

– Covi-Read – Development of a rapid and portable microfluidic test dedicated to the detection of SARS-CoV-2


The DIM ELICIT warmly congratulates all the winners and wishes them full success in these innovative projects of topical matter, during this particular time.