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Nanopore technology for the molecular diagnostics of the future (nanodiag BW)

Hahn-Schickard coordinates the “Zukunftscluster nanodiag BW” together with the University of Freiburg. As part of the German federal government's "Clusters4Future" initiative, the Hahn-Schickard sites in Freiburg and Villingen-Schwenningen are involved in several scientific and strategic projects.

The "Bionanopore Analyser" project aims to develop a novel platform for the analysis of epigenetic modifications that will make a decisive contribution to medical diagnostics and prognostics of the future.

The "Solid State Nanopore Analyser" project is pursuing the industrial manufacturability of robust and flexible single molecule sensors. In doing so, it will be possible both to "recreate" the geometry and properties of naturally occurring nanopores in a "biomimetic" approach using high-end technologies and to provide scalable production processes.

The project "Digital Nanopore Sequencer and Marker" is preparing the use of nanopore technology in the clinic. For this purpose, a so-called "Interactome Profiler" is being developed, which provides information about molecular interactions.

The fourth project coordinates the cluster's Innovation-supporting Measures funded by the BMBF. These include, for example, regular updates of the cluster strategy, the provision of market analyses, the formation of value chains and the support of start-ups emerging from the cluster’s ecosystem.

Nanoporentechnologie für die molekulare Diagnostik der Zukunft -nanodiag BW
Project Management Jülich
Funding Number
03ZU1208AE, 03ZU1208BA, 03ZU1208CH, 03ZU1208DA
01.04.2023 to 31.03.2026
Cooperation Partner
Companies: Actome GmbH, Aixtron SE, AMO gGmbH, Computomics, EpiQMax GmbH, Eurofins Genomics GmbH, Ionera GmbH, Nanion GmbH, NanoTemper GmbH, Q-Bios GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Scinomics GmbH, Signatope GmbH, Steinbeis GmbH + Co. KG, Temicon GmbH, Trenzyme GmbH. Research organisations: Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, ILM Institut für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Medizintechnik, NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut, Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik MPI-IE, RWTH Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Universität Freiburg, Universität Stuttgart.
Maturity Level


Apl. Prof. Dr.

Felix von Stetten

+49 761 203 73243 Contact


  • Hahn-Schickard Executive Board Member, Freiburg
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Microfluidic assay automation
  • Molecular and Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Biosensors


Prof. Dr.

Jan C. Behrends

0761 203-5146 Contact


  • nanodiag BW
  • Electrophysiology of cells and membranes
  • Biophysics
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Lipid measurements



Stephan Karmann

+49 7721 943 133 Contact


  • Initiation and maintenance of project partnerships
  • International Cooperation
  • Technology management
  • Technology transfer
  • Trend Scouting