Dipl.-Biol. Jörg Henkel

Group Leader Lab- and Process Automation, Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapies & Immunology, Branch Bioanalysis & Bioprocesses IZI-BB +49 331 58187-209 E-MAIL SENDEN
Prof. Dr. Frank F. Bier Ansprechpartner

Prof. Dr. Frank F. Bier

Chair of Molecular Bioanalysis and Bioelectronics, Institute for Biochemistry and Biology University of Potsdam +49 331 977 230128 +49 162 1667154 E-MAIL SENDEN

TRAVEL-Dx – Rapid Testing for Enhanced Mobility in the Pandemic

Research Area

Rapid-Testing on site, are first line of defense against spreading of COVID-19. However, PCR-based testing is cumbersome and not fast enough. Together with University of Potsdam, IZI-BB developes isothermal nucleic acid amplification for use without a lab. This will be the basis for rapid nucleic acid testing and may easily be performed on site. The project is part of IMDB-action, the Diagnostik-BB response to the challenges of COVID-19 and funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research.