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Research and Development

Integration for a Functional Prototype

In this phase the individual steps of the laboratory model that are divided into separate modules are integrated to the MAZER functional prototype. Different model assays will be transferred to MAZER and adapted and optimized on the MAZER card. In this way all process steps are integrated on a miniaturized compact diagnostics system. In addition a special sample preparation module, that can be connected to the universal MAZER card will be developed and tested.

In this way all process steps are integrated on a miniaturized compact diagnostics system. In addition a special sample preparation module, that can be connected to the universal MAZER card will be developed and tested.

Validation of the Functional Prototype

In the validation phase, complex tests will be transferred to the MAZER. Furthermore clinical protocols will be developed for the validation of the system based on clinical samples. The advanced prototype contains all electrical and mechanical components. Detection electronics and necessary computer hardware with a display will have already been integrated. It consists of an integrated test MAZER card and a hand-held, which will run existing genomic and proteonomic assays which have been transferred from other diagnostic platforms.

According to the BMBF-funded MinoLab project the development of a MAZER prototype will be completed in 2013, which unites the separate single processes in a fully intergrated system. Complex assays will be transferred to the MAZER platform and in 2014 the device will move through the clinical validation process. Subsequently the introduction of the MAZER on the market is planned simultaneously with the sepsis rapid tests.

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.

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