CAMPTON Diagnostics GmbH was spun off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe in 2016.
The company develops and markets complete measuring systems for point-of-care diagnostics, i.e. for on-site examinations of patients. CAMPTON Diagnostics combines biotechnological and engineering know-how under one roof.
The "Biochip Reader" device developed by CAMPTON uses silicon-based biochips from Fraunhofer ISIT. The ISIT manufactures these in the institute's own clean room.
Within a few minutes, the system, which is based on "electrical biochip technology", can make reliable statements about the indication of infections, cancer or other diseases from a drop of whole blood. The tests are particularly fast, highly sensitive and allow the simultaneous measurement of several parameters in one sample.
Disposable cartridges with integrated biochip are used for the measurements. The biochip works like a conventional ELISA test, but is electrically readable and thus enormously miniaturizable.