Collaboration between Fraunhofer IWS and partners solves industrialization problem of manufacturers

Lab-on-chip systems: From prototype to series production in no time

Press release (Nr. 01) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden /

It is used millions of times a day all over the world: as a portable miniature laboratory, the Corona antigen rapid test is currently clearly demonstrating the potential of lab-on-chip systems. Analysis within a very short time is of immense importance, especially during a pandemic. Ever more of these miniature medical systems are being used in diagnostics. However, the development and manufacture of more complicated test systems is associated with high costs. In the SIMPLE-IVD research project, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS are working with several partners to develop new manufacturing processes and methods for the cost-efficient production of rapid test cartridges.