Whether in medicine, biotechnology or agriculture the questions to be answered by rapid point-of-care analysis of diagnostic parameters are manifold. A highly relevant example is to prevent spreading of antibiotic resistant pathogens. In Germany, every year 400,000 to 900,000 people get infected with pathogens while receiving treatment in a hospital. Especially antibiotic resistant pathogens are difficult to fight. Tenthousands of patients die every year due to insufficient analytical means.
Screenings which take place right after a patient is brought to hospital help identify the persons infected with multi-resistant pathogens. These patients can then be isolated. Up to now, there are no satisfying technical solutions. The NesDiag project aims at developing a mobile analytical platform for the mentioned scenario. We will develop a portable device based on our centrifugal-microfluidic platform “LabDisk” for a comprehensive and automated point-of-care diagnosis. Parallel PCR testing provides laboratory grade results within less than an hour directly at the point of need.
|Promoter:||Project Management Jülich|
|Duration:||01.02.2016 to 31.12.2018|
|Cooperation Partner:||Altona Diagnostics, velixX, CRUX, Uniklinik Freiburg, Uni Jena|
|Maturity Level:||Research > Research pattern > Prototype|
SpinDiag is a spin-off company of Hahn-Schickard which develops a solution for rapid screening of patients in hospitals.