SWEEPICS is an EU-funded project for research on swept-source lasers for non-invasive diagnostics. It is composed of eight European partners in 5 countries (Austria, Hungary, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland). The project started on Dec 1st, 2023.


A laser-powered breakthrough for biomedical imaging
Biomedical imaging faces critical challenges in achieving high-resolution diagnostics while minimising animal testing. Current limitations in laser technology hinder real-time observation of dynamic processes within tissues and slows down the discovery of novel biomarkers. In this context, the EU-funded SWEEPICS project will develop the next generation of swept source lasers with advanced capabilities. Specifically, SWEEPICS aims to offer high-resolution, 3D imaging combined with automated image analysis that drastically reduces the need for animal testing and accelerates diagnostic results. This technology promises to transform the landscape of European laser and biomedical advancements. The project’s interdisciplinary consortium plans to showcase the SWEEPICS solution in novel applications, such as animal-free drug testing using vascular organoids. SWEEPICS technology marks a major breakthrough in laser technology.

Text composed by the CORDIS editorial team.

Please see the CORDIS project page for more info: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101135053

Funded by the European Union,
grant no. 101135053.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Karpf
Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO)
Universität zu Lübeck
Peter-Monnik-Weg 4
23562 Lübeck