Novel biological and physical methods for triage in radiological and nuclear (R/N) emergencies
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme
22 April 2020 to 22 April 2023
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology (IRSE), National Nuclear Center – Kazakhstan, National Health Institute (ISS) – Italy, Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) – Croatia.
The project entitled “Novel biological and physical methods for triage in radiological and nuclear (R/N) emergencies” (BioPhyMeTRE) is funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
It focuses on innovative biological and physical methods allowing a rapid screening/triage of potential overexposed individuals in case of radiological and nuclear emergencies, by using inexpensive and user-friendly analytical procedures and devices.
The novel biological protocol combines the two most standardised cytogenetic dosimetry methods (the dicentric chromosome assay and the micronucleus test) into a single one, while the physical dosimetry method involves the use of a low cost, portable mini photo-luminescence reader for the individual dose assessment by using personal objects.
The project is coordinated by ENEA and involves the Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology (IRSE) of National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan, the National Health Institute (ISS) of Italy and the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) of Croatia.