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fp6 optolabcard

Mass produced optical diagnostic labcards based on micro and nano SU8 layers. The project aims the development of a quick and low-cost diagnostic device (Lab on a Card) that develops and integrates technology advances in optoelectronics, microfluidic and microbiology, capable to detect, in-situ, DNA pathogens in 15 minutes. The device consists of a hand held base unit and a cartridge or labcard that will carry out a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction automatically, from sample preparation to an optical detection. The successful achievement of this project will open the door for many other analytical miniaturisation to be developed.