The BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded joint project MoDekt – Development of a new modular detection platform - enabling Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) was completed successfully in Dec 2009.
A test system for label-free optical bioanalysis methods with the reflectometric interference spectroscopy was set up and tested by the IMS and his joint partner institutes of the University of Stuttgart (ipe and ITO) and Tuebingen (IPTC und UKT).
One example of use is the correct detection of the thromboses indicator D-Dimer and the C-reactive protein (CRP), – essential in clinical practice – with probes from the University Hospital Tuebingen. With a size of only 4 cm x 8 cm the MoDekt system will replace a table size spectrometer.
The final presentation of this project - being among the first projects of the Interuniversity Centre of Medicinal Technologies Stuttgart-Tübingen (IZST) founded in 2007 - will take place at the University of Tuebingen on MON June 7, 2010, following the fms-Regionaltag „Entwicklungen und Perspektiven der Patientennahen Diagnostik“.
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