With experienced partners, we are developing diagnostics for which it is desirable to employ very small volumes of samples to detect multiple analytes in parallel and in a minimum amount of time.
Our approach employs a library of microfluidic elements and benefits from pioneering contributions we have made with capillary-driven microfluidics and ultra-miniaturized immunoassays. Originally supported by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) in partnership with the University Hospital of Basel, the "Chips for Life" project has now branched out into various directions. One of them is an FP7 EU project addressing respiratory tract infections.
Part of this work is performed within the framework of the EU-funded project Chips4Life.