MARILIA project ended on the 28th of february of this year. For the last 30 months, a multidisciplinary team of european research centers and private companies worked towards the development of a breakthrough pathogen detection test of water, which reduces the time and performance of the assay and, at the same time, it is cost-effective.
Marilia last project meeting took place at the AIT, in Wien, Austria.

The main aim of the meeting was to provide an overview of the final work status of the project, being this the last progress meeting and being held only a few days prior the project ending.

Marilia’s GA6 meeting
The whole Marilia consortium met in Genoa, Italy on 15th and 16th November 2022 for the sixth project General Assembly, after last one in Rome this summer. The meeting was a crucial step for the definition of key elements of the exploitation plan. For this reason, aspects were validated from a technical-scientific point of view and the results obtained during the project were collected and highlighted.
Catana Press Release
English translation of press release originally published on OTS

AIT is developing a new detection method for infectious bacteria with partners

Vienna (OTS) – Researchers at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, together with partners from Croatia and Italy, are developing a powerful tool that will enable a highly sensitive, rapid and cost-effective detection method for infectious bacteria.
Marilia RBI
RBI (LBIS) will be responsible for the linking of DNA tags to proteins by developing in parallel the “click” based approach and as an alternative peptide-link based variant. In addition, LBIS will perform the characterisation of the obtained conjugates, and the study of their functional organisation in aqueous, biorelevant medium.
The multidisciplinary MARILIA consortium was thoughtfully built to provide the innovative,
translational research. Having scientists of different expertise on board (chemistry, biophysics,
molecular biology, computational visualization), MARILIA project aims to develop a quick assay to
test the safety of drinking water.

What we have learned and what we'll focus on the next year of the MARILIA project

The first year of the MARILIA project has seen groundbreaking scientific and collaborative achievements in research and implementation of the MARILIA technology, thanks to the hard work carried out by the MARILIA Consortium, whose expertise covers the full research and market development value chain of the project.

The Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) is by far the largest Croatian non-university scientific research centre of a multidisciplinary character with over 1000 employees, with the mission of excelling in scientific research in the natural, biomedical and engineering sciences, with contributions to higher education and cooperation with the business sector based on outstanding scientific research.