Point-of-care diagnostics for multiple diseases, courtesy of photonics technology

COVID 19 has turned PCR and other antigen tests from tools known only to medical professionals into an everyday experience for all of us. To mark the successful completion of their research on the PoC-BoSens platform, the project consortium led by Fraunhofer IZM can announce the birth of a new generation of such diagnostic systems: a photonic platform for precise point-of-care diagnostics. The core of the platform is an automated analytical system based on tiny optical fiber structures that ensures extremely precise and simultaneous measurements with up to six sensing channels. This means a much faster detection and treatment of infectious diseases like tuberculosis or Q fever.

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