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Point-of-care diagnostics: New methods for detecting single molecules

Pathogen-specific detection: Even one single DNA molecule is enough


Resistance to antibiotics is on the rise worldwide. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM alongside the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have developed a process for rapidly detecting multidrug-resistant pathogens. The unique feature: Even one ...


On the safe side: contact-free analysis of chemical substances


Is it drugs, medicines or explosives? At the analytica trade fair, Fraunhofer researchers, joined by the Hübner Company, are presenting a terahertz spectrometer that provides reliable, contact-free identification of substances. December 2011: Security forces intercept a letter bomb addressed to ...


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Cell cultures from a machine


The human genome has been decoded. Of all the puzzles it contains, though, many remain unsolved. We know that the genome provides the blueprint for various proteins, the building blocks of each and every cell. But what role do they play? Which proteins control cell division in a healthy body, for ...


Energy-autonomous sensors in logistics: continuous control of perishable goods


The safety and quality in the food supply of today’s globally organized and networked supply chain is everything else than warranted. More than 50% of all foodstuffs are spoiled in the transport routes; alone in Great Britain this makes up 17 million tons and approximately 20 billion Euros. ...


Terahertz technology is gaining ground: Opening of the "TeraTec" application center in Kaiserslautern


Terahertz beams have established themselves as a tool for diagnostics in addition to instrumentation and test engineering. Early in March, the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM has opened the new "TeraTec" application center for terahertz technology in Kaiserslautern. ...


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