Development of a multi-diagnostic platform for the combined processing of extraction, immunoassay and real-time PCR


Development of a tabletop IVD device for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in blood plasma and an immunPCR method based on real-time PCR technology used for this purpose.

Sächsische Aufbaubank - Development Bank - SAB

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Running time:
01.10.2023 – 30.09.2026

Project content

The aim of the joint project is to create an automation system for the processing of cell-free body fluids from the sample to the result. Further objectives of the joint project are the improvement and adaptation of nucleic acid purification methods, real-time PCR methods, immunoprecipitation methods and immunological detection methods for integration into the new automation system.

Goals imk Health

  • Desktop device for analysing patient samples
  • Device for use in smaller laboratories 
  • "From sample to result" - Automated sample preparation, analysis and evaluation
  • Functional model (demonstrator) to be created by 2026, followed by further development and certification

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