Robust and autonomous airborne threat detection system as lab-on-a-chip device with integrated optoelectronic sensors and combined pathogen enrichment (PathoID-Chip)
The goal of the project is to develop an autonomous lab-on-a-chip based system for the detection of airborne biological agents. It combines air sampling, on-chip sample preparation, amplification and detection. To achieve these goals, the project combines novel technologies and complementary expertise contributed by several partners from different European countries.
The main task of JOANNEUM RESEARCH consists of the development surface modification techniques for the immobilization of probe molecules in plastic chip microchannels and positioning of these probes at the detection zones of the chip using piezoelectric microspotting technology.