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Title Flexible production platform for customer specific single-use sample carriers for the point of care diagnostics especially for respiratory diseases und individualized medicine (ProkOrA)
Start 01.10.2015
Duration/Status 24 months / ongoing project
Budget 1.5 Mio. EUR
Website n/a
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ernst,
Project description The aim of this project is to develop production processes that enable an economic and flexible fabrication of plastic sample carriers for point of care diagnostics. That addresses an important technological gap in a multi-billion dollar growth-market.
The trend towards point of care diagnostics will be pushed if such sample carriers can be produced in a cost efficient and flexible way. Thus, therapeutic decisions can be made significantly faster and more efficient. As a result the mortality rates in hospitals will decrease and the unnecessary over-use of antibiotics will be reduced. In case of pandemics or emergency situations point of care diagnoses can be implemented at strategic transport hubs to dam the expansion.
Within the ProkOrA project those urgently required flexible processes to enable a stable reagent filling, precise spotting, reliable sealing and 100% quality control, will be developed.
BioFluidix tasks

BioFluidix is contributing to this project through its knowhow and technology in the field of micro dispensing. BioFluidix will develop a novel dispensing unit which meets the needs for the pre-storage of reagents on the disks. Flexibility, accuracy and precision are a few keywords describing the task of BioFluidix.



ZIM-Program of German BMWI (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs)


Research Partners


altona Diagnostics GmbH, Germany
altona Diagnostics GmbH
BioFluidix GmbH, Germany
biotechrabbit GmbH
biotechrabbit GmbH
Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.
  Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.


Selected publications
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