Point-of-care-testing: from disc to diagnosis -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Point-of-care-testing: from disc to diagnosis

Interview with Dr. Konstantinos Mitsakakis, Coordinator of the EU project DiscoGnosis, Department of Microsystems Engineering - IMTEK, University of Freiburg

Easy solutions that deliver results quickly are a great asset in medicine: patients receive their diagnosis faster and physicians have more time to treat them. Such tools also work without sophisticated resources and trained personal. A device currently developed in a project funded by the European Commission could bring all of this to point-of-care-testing for infectious diseases.


Photo: Smiling young man with glasses and dark hair - Dr. Mitsakakis Konstantinos; Copyright: IMTEK & Hahn-Schickard

Dr. Mitsakakis Konstantinos; ©IMTEK & Hahn-Schickard

Photo: Researcher is looking at microfluidic LabDisc; Copyright: Hahn-Schickard/Bernd Müller Fotografie

The LabDisc contains microfluidic chambers and channels for handling liquids, and stored reagents for performing biochemical analysis; ©Hahn-Schickard/ Bernd Müller Fotografie

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann