Highly integrated polymer-based technology platform for in-vitro diagnostics

Conference: Smart Systems Integration 2008 - 2nd European Conference & Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems - MOMS, MOEMS, ICS and Electronic Components
04/09/2008 - 04/10/2008 at Barcelona, Spain

Proceedings: Smart Systems Integration 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Otto, T.; Nestler, J.; Morschhauser, A.; Schueller, M.; Gessner, T. (Fraunhofer IZM, Chemnitz, Germany)
Krissler, J.; Ebling, F. (Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin, Germany)
Wegener, M. (Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam-Golm, Germany)
Grzesiak, A.; Burgard, M. (Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany)
Brandenburg, A.; Sulz, G. (Fraunhofer IPM, Freiburg, Germany)
Nebling, E.; Hintsche, R. (Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, Germany)
Wirth, I.; Godlinski, D. (Fraunhofer IFAM, Bremen, Germany)
Tovar, G.; Weber, A. (Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart , Germany)
Ehrentreich-Foerster, E.; Gajovic-Eichelmann, N.; Bier, F. F. (Fraunhofer IBMT, Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Systems for in-vitro diagnostics are of great interest especially in the point-of-care diagnostic market. Specialized integrated approaches have already been developed and successfully marketed, but were mainly focused on basic blood parameter determination. This paper describes a new, more flexible approach for an in-vitro diagnostic cartridge, which is able to hold different types of sensors (optical and electrochemical), integrated reagents as well as integrated microfluidic actuators. The platform will be capable of running both protein and nucleic acid analysis.