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Corona Genome Sequencing: Central German Company "nanozoo" Launches Portal for Free Data Analysis

The central German start-up company "nanozoo" – a member of the InfectoGnostics research campus in Jena – has launched a portal for the free analysis and processing of raw data from the genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 isolates. Within a few hours, the data of registered users will be processed and…

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Antibody Test for Coronavirus Developed with InfectoGnostics Partners in Jena and Weimar

An international team of researchers, including two InfectoGnostics partners - the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT) in Jena and the diagnostics company Senova in Weimar - has developed a rapid antibody test for the new coronavirus. Using a blood sample, it shows within ten…

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InfectoGnostics Clinician Interviewed: Precision Medicine 2.0

The right treatment for the right patient at the right time - this approach of "precision medicine" is increasingly being used in the prevention of infections and sepsis. In an interview with the "Infectious Diseases Hub", Prof. Mathias Pletz, leading infectiologist at the University Hospital of…

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New Leibniz research centre in Jena: Photonics for the fight against resistant pathogens

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a new Leibniz Research Centre in Jena. Technology developers, physicians and medical technology manufacturers will bring light-based technologies for better diagnostics and therapy of infections from the idea to the application in the…

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InfectoGnostics researcher preparing a sample for testing.

Study on hospital infections: Patients introduce resistant ESBL germs to hospitals

One in eight newly hospitalised patients is already a carrier of ESBL-forming bacteria, scientists from the InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena have now proven in an observational study involving 1,334 patients. Although infections with the patient’s own ESBL pathogens remained an exception in the…

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InfectoGnostics at MEDICA fair 2018

The InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena presented itself at this year's MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12 to 15, 2018. The "RamanBioAssay" for photonic detection of antibiotic resistance was presented at the joint Middle German stand "Forschung für die Zukunft / Research for the…

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Point-of-care testing for hepatitis C: InfectoGnostics partners receive funding from FIND

The Geneva Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) will fund feasibility studies on molecular point-of-care tests for hepatitis C by the two InfectoGnostics industrial partners Abbott (Alere Technologies) and BLINK. This was announced by FIND on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day.

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Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award: InfectoGnostics researchers honoured for rapid resistance test

The Jena scientists Prof. Ute Neugebauer and Prof. Juergen Popp were awarded the 3rd prize of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018 for their light-based method for the rapid determination of antibiotic resistance.

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Clinical Study in Pakistan: InfectoGnostics Test Detects Multi-Resistant Bacteria

The “CarbDetect AS-2” molecular resistance test is the first product developed through collaboration at the InfectoGnostics research campus. A clinical study in Pakistan now shows that this cost-effective test meets the requirements for use in clinical laboratories: With a reliability of 98.8%, the…

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InfectoGnostics goes Europe: Research Campus promotes advancement of photonics in medicine

The InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena is an important driver of the Smart Specialization Platform (S3) "European Photonics Alliance". As a result, the network has become a member of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) in March, increasing its visibility in Europe. The two platforms…

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