Evidence of respiratory pathogens (Respoc)

Infectious diseases cause 9 million deaths in children under five years all over the world and are also the main reason for hospital admissions in developed countries. Pneumococci organisms alone are the main cause of pulmonary inflammation and kill more children than HIV, malaria and measles combined.

The RESPOC Team, which is formed from seven organizations from Spain, Germany, Great Britain and Italy, has received funding from the European Commission of over 1.1 million euros to develop a small device for the local and rapid diagnosis of respiratory infections. This lab-on-a-chip device would make it possible for hospital staff to quickly diagnose whooping cough without needing to send the specimens off for analysis to special laboratories.

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Funding Number: 606488
Duration: 01.12.2013 to 31.08.2016
Cooperation Partner: ATEKNEA Solutions Catalonia S.A., SureScreen Diagnostics Limited, NT Laboratory, PathoFinder, JCB ELECTROMECANICA S.L., Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Maturity Level: Research


Dr. Marc Karle
Phone: +49 761 203-73224