Business Model

The successful establishment of MAZER requires the cooperation of different partners as well as institutions from varying disciplines along the value chain of the future product. A partner with proven expertise in molecular biology and assay development is necessary. Moreover a manufacturer of magnetic beads is included, which ensures the production and functionalization of the beads for different applications and kits.  

The MinoCard is manufactured by injection-molding at our cooperation partner microfluidic ChipShop. The MinoChip is produced in a CMOS-process by Infineon. The development of the MAZER prototype is covered by a flexible mechanical engineering partner with know-how in device technology, currently by Fraunhofer IZM. Furthermore through the participation of a Site Management Organization in clinical development, the necessary customer orientation in regards to physician needs is guaranteed. At the end of the value chain the participation of an international diagnostics firm with access to central laboratories, hospitals and office-based physicians is assured which guarantees the market penetration and utilization of the product.

BMBF-Project MinoLab

Magna Diagnostics will provide a novel PoC magnetic-bead-based lab-on-a-chip diagnostic platform called "MAZER system" that is rapid, portable, easy to perform and reliable. The system will consist of a single-test “disposable” and an “analyser”. The analyser consists of the mechanic and electronic components that control the processes on the disposable, which is a microfluidic cartridge, acquires and manages the data, and displays the final results.

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EU-Project e-BRAINS: Best-Reliable Ambient Intelligent Nano Sensor Systems

Best-Reliable Ambient Intelligent Nano-sensor Systems e-BRAINS represent a giant leap for outstanding future applications in the area of ambient living with the ultimate need for integration of heterogeneous technologies, high-performance nano-sensor devices, miniaturization, smart wireless communication and best-reliability. e-BRAINS with minimum volume and weight as well as reduced power consumption can be utilized in ambient living systems. Successful market entry of such innovative ambient intelligence products will be determined by the performance improvement achieved and the cost advantage in relation to the total system cost. The basic requirement for robustness and reliability of the heterogeneous integration technologies and the nano-sensor layers is in the focus of all e-BRAINS developments.