Immunoassays detect the tiniest concentrations of the target molecule in complex biological media, such as blood, without requiring pretreatment of the sample. They provide highly specific information, which can be used as a basis for selecting the appropriate treatment, criminal law measures (e.g. in case of drug offenses) or product safety (e.g. food inspections).
The Working Group on Biomimetic Functional Materials works on developing fast homogeneous tests with an inexpensive electrochemical readout and highly sensitive fluorescence-based assays. We possess special expertise in non-invasive sampling, such as from saliva. Based on our patented ultra-fast redox quenching immunoassay, which takes just 15 seconds, we offer solutions for any protein, peptide and small molecule analytes. We also offer advice here when it comes to the search for antibody producers, the chemical synthesis of bioconjugates and even the concept development for custom sampling modules, disposables and readout systems.