SAVVY is a medium-scale focused research project funded by the European Commission.

The project involves 7 partners from 4 European countries, and has a total budget of around 4 million €.

The Self-Assembled Virus-like Vectors for Stem Cell Phenotyping (SAVVY) project aims to develop novel types of multifunctional Raman probes for analysis and phenotyping of cells. Our technology will use a fundamentally different approach that does not require antibodies, aptamers, or biomarkers, is fluorescence-label free, and is scalable at acceptable cost. The approach uses intrinsic differences in the composition of membranes of cells to distinguish cell populations. These differences will be detect by SERS and analyzed through multicomponent analysis.