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Development of diagnostic microsystems


The laboratory diagnosis plays a central role in the process of screening, diagnosis and therapy of patients. To support medical diagnosis and as a basis for rapid intervention of the physician (eg in emergency medicine), a contemporary analysis of the current patient situation is urgently required.


The concept is the basis of so-called "autonomous biosensors": combine these sensors access to the biochemical cause (sampling, pre-analysis), molecular recognition, implementation of the signal and its immediate on-site processing and the transmission of a processed signal to a network or a data node. The integration of the last two steps is a completely new territory and represents a paradigm shift. This is now possible due to the achieved degree of miniaturization in microelectronics and can be realized through effective cooperation of specialists from previously separate sets of disciplines.

Beitrag des IHP

Researchers of IBMT and of IHP develop diagnostic microsystems which integrate analytical processes and communicate wirelessly the obtained data to a suitable data collector (eg the electronic patient record at the doctor).


The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Ministry for Economy and European Affairs of the Federal State of Brandenburg. The author is responsible for the content of the publication.

Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.