|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)|
|Duration/Status||24 months / ongoing project|
|Budget||1.5 Mio. EUR|
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.
ZIM-Program of German BMWI (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs)
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Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.
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