FebCare – Identifying fever-causing infections using a versatile lab-on-a-Chip
Many infections trigger fever. Doctors often have difficulty identifying the reason for the immunological defense reaction. A variety of bacterial, fungal or viral agents may be the cause for fever. In order to support physicians with a fast and reliable diagnostic device, we will develop a highly integrated so-called lab-on-chip system that can detect the most relevant triggers of an infection in parallel on a single diagnostic platform. This will enable the doctor to effectively diagnose and treat patients even in remote world regions. This system is based on lab-on-a-chip technology comprising a small consumable device and the respective instrument, which allows an easy handling at the place-of-need.