The smallest laboratory in the world: MRSA quick test via lab-on-a-chip technology -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

The smallest laboratory in the world: MRSA quick test via lab-on-a-chip technology

Interview with Norbert Kaspers, DNE microtechnology

MRSA poses a major problem for hospitals. A diagnosis is often very time-consuming with outside laboratories needing to be involved while infections endanger patients in the meantime. Microfluidics could provide assistance with their lab-on-a-chip systems. In a quick diagnostic test, MRSA and other pathogens are being detected.

02/01/2016

Photo: Norbert Kaspers; © DNE microtechnology

Norbert Kaspers; © DNE microtechnology

Photo: Lab-on-a-chip system

The lab-on-a-chip system integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single chip of only millimeters to a few square centimeters to achieve automation and high-throughput screening; © DNE microtechnology

Photo: batoquick/ doctor takes saliva sample from a woman

The saliva sample is introduced in the device and analyzed within one hour; © DNE microtechnology/panthermedia.net/imagepointfr

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann