Press Release

Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2011

In-vitro Diagnostic: Systems for Patient-near Testing

The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Branch Potsdam, together with different collaborators will be presenting its research development in point of care testing on MEDICA 2011.

Within the internally funded project »Fraunhofer ivD-Platform« a credit-card sized lab-on-chip system could be established which enables the patient-near analysis of up to 500 different parameters from a drop of blood. Hence, complicated patient-near sampling and testing can be performed. Via the use of information and communication technologies the system is mobile and can be used in a variety of different scenarios. First applications of the system are in intensive care and emergency medicine as well as screenings and therapy control. In addition, as a technology platform also other analyses can be transferred onto the system. At the end of the project all partners are available at the booth on November, 17, 2011 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The system will be displayed at MEDICA 2011, Düsseldorf, November 16-19, 2011 in Hall 10 Booth F 05.

Contact:

Dr. Soeren Schumacher
soeren.schumacher@ibmt.fraunhofer.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331/58187-314