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TeraSens

Development of diagnostic microsystems

Objective

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.

IHP's Contribution

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).

Funding

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.

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.