The offering of Fraunhofer EMFT in this area includes development, adjustment and optimization of cell-based sensors or assays for 2D or 3D tissue models. The team in Regensburg offers consulting over assay design, suitable detection principles, selection of materials, their functionalization and integration in individual testing environments, data analysis, as well as feasibility studies for special assay formats and technologies. A wide spectrum of label-free or molecular assays as well as various combinations has been established and can be accurately deployed for specific scientific problems from the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology or ecology.
Fraunhofer EMFT offers an extensive repertoire of innovative, label-free analysis methods and established end point assays, in order to examine the reactions of cells and tissues to biological, chemical or physical noxes (phenotypical assays) in detail. The focus lies not on high throughput, but on the information depth and in the development of special sensors and assays. The use of label-free techniques makes it possible to carry out several assays in series, and to compile a specific biological profile. The competences in the sensor and assay development allow for compiling customized embodiments for specific problems or for deployment in specific biological models in 2D or 3D.