Farma

Rickjay
18.06.2020 kl 22:33 6926

"Digital Diagnostics AG, or digid for short, was founded by the Norwegian diabetes company Lifecare together with the Berlin investor IMS Capital Partners in a joint venture at the beginning of the year. Now the young company, together with a high-ranking consortium of virologists, antibody experts, digitization experts, pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories, has adapted the company's own technology so that it can be used for the detection of corona. It is based on the core technology Sencell, which the diabetes company Lifecare AS had developed and which the Mainz-based start-up originally intended to develop into a digital sensor patch for blood sugar control. "When developing our rapid test, we can fall back on research and development work that we have already done for our biosensor technology for measuring a wide range of biomarkers. That is why we do not need funding for basic research, since the method is already available on a laboratory scale.

Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS)

When the company found that the sensor technology can also be used to detect corona infections, digid and other partners went to work. Similar to the standard PCR test methods, the antigen rapid test detects an acute infection by detecting the virus directly and with a high degree of accuracy in human saliva. The principle works as follows: The smear of a saliva sample from the throat of a person is immersed in a chemical solution to wash out viruses. The liquid is then analyzed on a microchip on which nanomechanical spring bars made of silicon are integrated. The so-called micro-electro-mechanical system detects a bend in the wafer-thin cantilevers with little effort, making them highly sensitive biochemical sensors. A change in the surface tension leads to an electrical signal that can be read out in a "YES / No" response on site within five minutes using a simple reading device, the so-called sensor hub."

Virker jo som testen bygger på lignende testmetode som PCR.
Skal vi stole på JosefK eller på a high-ranking consortium of virologists, antibody experts, digitization experts, pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories?
Redigert 21.01.2021 kl 08:18

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