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Date:12/9/2011

ent catcher molecules on the chip, to which specific molecules in the blood attach themselves. A cunning selection of proven protein markers allows the scientists to obtain additional important information about the severity and cause of the illness.

Together with colleagues from a university hospital, the researchers have already successfully tested prototypes of the device and biochip. Each biochip can only be used once so they have to be affordable. "We predict that in the long run, with production on a large enough scale, each chip will cost no more than one euro," says Brandenburg. There are various possible applications: other conditions such as heart attacks or cancers can also be investigated this way. What's more, the chip facilitates doping and urine testing as well as the quality assessment of foodstuffs.


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Contact: Dr. Albrecht Brandenburg
albrecht.brandenburg@ipm.fraunhofer.de
49-761-885-7306
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
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