Lab-on-a-Chip

In vitro diagnostics & point-of-care testing

Point-of-care testing

Point-of-care testing (POCT) enables timely diagnosis and thus improves patient care. Because the many functional components of POCT systems all have to work together perfectly, an interdisciplinary team is required to develop them. Testing the functional components of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) systems often requires complex and costly laboratory setups, even during the development phase. To ensure the smooth integration of individual components and their functionality in the IVD system, we develop customer-specific development and system control boards for optimizing, testing and validating IVD systems as well as their components.

Your advantages with us as a partner

  • Modular, scalable electronic systems using standard and specialized components enable rapid development
  • Broad prior knowledge in electronics, software and algorithm development as well as interoperability standards
  • Wide scientific network in the fields of (bio)sensor technology, actuator technology, microfluidics and medical applications
  • Parameterizable electronic systems with customized GUI for connecting various components (e.g. sensors, actuators, interfaces)

One-stop shop for the development of customer-specific systems for controlling IVD devices

  • Feasibility studies
  • Requirements analysis, definition of system specifications
  • Circuit development for measurement and control electronics systems
  • PCB layout, rapid prototyping
  • Firmware and software development
  • Integration of standardized medical communication protocols for better connectivity
  • Validation, testing and development according to IEC 62304

Control units for various IVD applications

We collaborate with customers to define system specifications for various IVD application areas, adapted to the functionality of the IVD device. We develop individual control systems with a parameterizable user interface and support customers as they select suitable electronic components, sensor front ends and HW/SW interfaces.

Pneumatic interfaces for microfluidics

Selection and control of suitable pneumatic components

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Various technologies (hardware/software) for automated evaluation of biosensors

FET-based biosensors

Use of field-effect transistors as biosensors for detecting and determining the concentration of chemical substances

Potentiometry

Energy-saving, potentiometric evaluation of ion-selective sensors

Magnetic particles

Use of coils to detect and control magnetic particles in microfluidic systems

Inductance measurement

Determining and optimizing coil inductance

Digital microfluidics

Precise control of small amounts of liquid by applying voltage; for use in diagnostic test systems

Smarter networking with POCT1-A

As a provider of reference implementations, you will find all the important information for easy connection to a hospital IT environment (HIS).

Note

We work closely based on the Europe-wide CE marking; certification based on regulatory medical requirements is not carried out.

Projects

 

KardiaTool: Point-of-care device for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure

Development of a point-of-care diagnostic device for the detection of cardiac biomarkers in saliva, with the aim of detecting heart diseases more easily and quickly.

 

ELECSA® – Ion selective biosensor technology

As a mobile, non-invasive alternative to blood lactate measurement, ELECSA® supports you in training control.

More Information

 

Brochure

Communication. Sensors. Analysis.

Digital Health Systems

 

Downloadcenter

Each document, such as application note, brochure or others, and each video, can be found in our download section.

 

Development Partner for Personalized Medical Engineering

Research and development services from a single source