Fraunhofer ENAS shows microfluidic and printed
lab-on-a-chip systems at the MEDICA / COMPAMED 2013
For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS exhibits at the COMPAMED in Dusseldorf, Germany. The institute presents point-of-care diagnostics, biocompatible packaging and different MEMS spectrometer on its booth no. H23.2 at the IVAM Product Market in Hall 8A.At the MEDICA/COMPAMED 2013 in Dusseldorf, Fraunhofer ENAS exhibits its latest developments on medical engineering at the booth H23.2 in hall 8A from November 20 to 23, 2013. The institute presents a diagnostic device for measuring cholesterol content in the blood.
The flexible card with integrated printed battery, display and biosensor was developed as disposable test for measurement of cholesterol content in the blood. The consortium with European partners pushs the integration of electronics during the current project phase.
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The system is a joint development of Fraunhofer ENAS with the University of the West of England, the University of Liverpool, the Dublin City University, Alere and VTT in the EU project SIMS. The system integrates printed components - biosensors, displays and batteries - onto a flexible plastic substrate. The diagnostic device is powered by a printed battery. Researchers at the department Printed Functionalities at the Fraunhofer ENAS developed this battery based on a layer system of zinc and manganese dioxide. The battery is produced by screen printing. Dr. Andreas Willert will present more details of the SIMS project at the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM by IVAM on Wednesday, November 20, at 3:10 pm.
Liquid-based microfluidic systems with a high degree of integration are developed at Fraunhofer ENAS in collaboration with the Technische Universität Chemnitz and the BiFlow Systems GmbH. The aim of the work is the miniaturization of complex analyzes in biomedical, food and environmental fields. At the COMPAMED, Fraunhofer ENAS shows some of these point-of-care diagnostic systems - including an analysis system for detection of the tropical disease Chagas. More details about fabrication and integration technologies will be presented by Dr. Jörg Nestler at the high-tech forum on Thursday, November 21, at 11 am.
Using an integrable, low-cost, single-use pumping technology, Fraunhofer ENAS has developed disposable, micro-fluidic cartridges which incorporate both, liquid reagents and integrated micropumps. As they are completely self-contained, the cartridges are able to run bioassays in a fully automated way. These low-cost cartridges are used as point-of-care analysis systems detecting the tropical disease Chagas. At the moment, they are developed in the European-Brazilian project "PodiTrodi".
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