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Point-of-care-system for the rapid identification of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (FasterPCR)

The FasterPCR Project (fast automated diagnostic system targeting severe resistant pathogens and cancer) is aimed at a fully automated point-of-care system that facilitates the non-invasive testing of the presence both breast cancer and colon cancer DNA and of multi-resistant bacteria in the body.

Infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria combined with breast or colon cancer lead to the majority of deaths worldwide. As fast and reliable diagnostic methods enable a timely and specifically effective treatment in such cases, they are invaluable. The FasterPCR Project (fast automated diagnostic system targeting severe resistant pathogens and cancer) is aimed at a point-of-care system that facilitates the non-invasive testing of the presence both breast cancer and colon cancer DNA and of multi-resistant bacteria in the body. The system is fully automated and consists of a processing unit and inexpensive disposable prototypes. The analysis of patient specimens directly on-site prevents delays and the logistical expenditure incurred by the transportation of specimens to a central laboratory. Physicians are given a powerful diagnostics tool that can detect serious infections or cancer at an early stage, allowing them to initiate treatment that is tailored to a specific type of cancer or bacterial resistance.

Sponsor
BMBF
Promoter
Project Management Jülich
Funding Number
68330
Duration
01.02.2015 to 31.08.2018
Cooperation Partner
Altona Diagnostics GmbH, Datamed srl, E.L.T Werkzeugbau GmbH, StemTek Therapeutics, Fraunhofer-Institut für physikalische Messtechnik IPM
Maturity Level
Research
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Competences

  • Microfluidics
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Simulation-based design
  • Sample preparation for proteomics