Start of RAPiD project - Rapid on-site detection of pathogens in humans and rodents : FLI Press Release 14/2017
Insel Riems, 18 August 2017. Researchers plan to develop a novel nanoparticle-based detection method for selected rodent-associated zoonotic pathogens which will be able to identify the genetic material of several pathogens in parallel and without use of marker techniques. They hope that in the future this method, which can be extended to other pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes, will enable extensive and time-saving on-site diagnostics of zoonotic infections in humans and animals. For the next two years the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) Greifswald – Insel Riems, BioSolutions Halle GmbH, SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH and the Leibniz Institut for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT) in Jena will cooperate in this joint research project. It is supported with more than 800,000 Euro in the frame of the project consortium InfectControl 2020 via the program “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation” of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).